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Immigrants caught while escaping to UK in ‘refrigerators’



Dutch authorities yesterday, found and apprehended 25 migrants heading for the United Kingdom. They immigrants were found in a refrigerated container on a cargo ferry bound for Britain shortly after it left Netherlands.

The origins of the migrants is not known, and images of the stowaways being led to buses show mainly young men.

Authorities found the migrants in the refrigerated container on a truck aboard the ferry, the statement said. The ferry quickly returned to the Dutch port of Vlaardingen, emergency services said.

Two of the migrants were taken to hospital for treatment while the other 23 received a medical check-up in the port before being taken away by police for processing, according to a statement posted on the website of regional emergency services.



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