Mi­grants found in ferry fridge

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

A FERRY crew found 25 mi­grants in a re­frig­er­ated con­tainer on a boat sail­ing from the Nether­lands to Bri­tain.

The cargo ves­sel bound for Felixs­towe re­turned to the Dutch port of Vlaardin­gen, near Rot­ter­dam, as soon as the stow­aways were found, emer­gency ser­vices said.

The mi­grants re­ceived med­i­cal at­ten­tion at the port and two were taken to hospi­tal with pos­si­ble hy­pother­mia.

The dis­cov­ery comes the month af­ter 39 Viet­namese peo­ple were found dead in a re­frig­er­ated truck in Bri­tain.

The driver of the truck has been ar­rested.

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