The wife and children of the Afghan man found dead in a shipping container in Tilbury Docks watched him die in front of their eyes.
Translator Kamaljit Singh Mataharu told ITV News he had "tears in his eyes" as the dead man's children told him what happened.
He said: "The little boy said to me that he tried to wake his dad but he didn't respond and then they found out he was dead."
The cause of the man's death is still unknown despite a post-mortem being carried out yesterday.
ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner has this report:
The uncle of dead Afghan immigrant Meet Singh Kapoor says he wanted a better life for his children. Instead his children watched him die.
ITV News has spoken to the translator police used after 35 Afghan Sikhs, including 13 children, were found in a boat in Tilbury Docks.
ITV News has obtained exclusive footage of people, believed to be Afghan Sikhs, being released from a shipping container at Tilbury Docks.