Thirty-four people are in hospital suffering from severe dehydration and hypothermia after they were found in a container at Tilbury Docks, East England Ambulance Service say.
The ambulance service said 35 patients were involved in the incident, but one man died at the scene.
"The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust can confirm that 35 patients were involved in the incident at Tilbury Docks, Essex; one patient has sadly been declared deceased at the scene, with others suffering from severe dehydration and hypothermia," a statement said.
"After initial treatment by ambulance crews, all patients have now been conveyed to surrounding hospitals for further care; seven have been taken to Southend Hospital, nine to London Whitechapel Hospital and 18 to Basildon Hospital."
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