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Migrants found suffering from hypothermia inside lorry at French port

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Migrants found suffering from hypothermia inside lorry at French port
The migrants were found during a routine check at the port of Calais. Photo: AFP
09:10 CET+01:00
Eight migrants including four children were found suffering from light hypothermia inside a refrigerated lorry that was about to travel from a French port on the ferry to Britain, judicial sources said.

The migrants, who said they were Afghans, were found on Sunday during a routine check at the French port of Calais in the early morning, a source said, asking not to be named.

The temperature inside was just 7C. The two drivers, both Romanians, have been detained, while the migrants were taken to a local hospital.

The discovery came after 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain this week, laying bare again the risks of illegal migrant routes to Europe.

 
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