1 Dead After 35 People Found in Shipping Container

Police treating investigation as a homicide
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Aug 16, 2014 4:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – One man is dead and more than 30 others were taken to the hospital after Tilbury Dock workers in Essex, England, discovered 35 adults and children inside a shipping container today. According to the BBC, the individuals inside the shipping container were "suffering from severe dehydration and hypothermia." Essex police say they're treating the investigation as a homicide. Staff at the port heard "screaming and banging" coming from the container, according to Superintendent Trevor Roe, who says officials believe the people are from India. They arrived on a ship from Belgium carrying 50 shipping containers.

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