Drunk wakes up in ship con­tainer on way to USA

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A DRUNK who mis­took a ship­ping con­tainer for his B&B digs woke up in eastern China to find him­self sealed in, head­ing on a two week boat trip to the USA.

Jiang Wu ( above) came round af­ter a night on the town in Qing­dao, Shan­dong prov­ince, to find that he had wan­dered into one of thou­sands of con­tain­ers be­ing loaded on ships bound for Amer­ica.

“The con­tainer was sealed and he couldn’t get out – so he called ev­ery­one he knew for help and rang us too,” said a po­lice spokesman.

“His prob­lem was though that he couldn’t tell us which con­tainer he was in and there were thou­sands of them stacked on top of each other,” he added.

Jiang was even­tu­ally tracked down in a con­tainer stacked 60ft in the air by ham­mer­ing on its me­tal side.

“He’s very lucky. If he’d been asleep for an­other hour the next stop would have been Amer­ica,” said one docker. THE big­gest ever crowd recorded for a women’s football game was 53,000 saw Dick Kerr Ladies beat St Helen’s ladies 4-0 on Boxing Day, 1920 – 53,000 turned up to watch.

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