25 people found hidden aboard ferry bound for UK

25 people found hidden aboard ferry bound for UK

25 people found hidden aboard ferry bound for UK Izvor: Reuters
Ilustracija

Twenty-five people have been discovered on board a ferry travelling from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom, a spokesman for the Rotterdam Police told CNN on Tuesday.

According to the spokesman, the people were discovered by the ship's staff and seemed initially to be in "rather good condition" despite showing signs of having been in a cold environment for an extended period of time. He could not say if they had been travelling inside a cooling container.

The ferry departed from Vlaardingen, a small city on the outskirts of Rotterdam which is home to Europe's largest port.

Emergency services were called to tend to the people discovered aboard the ferry, the spokesman also said. At least 30 ambulances, 20 fire trucks and dozens of police personnel were on the scene.

The discovery comes nearly a month after thirty-nine Vietnamese nationals were found dead inside a refrigerated trailer in southeastern England, putting a spotlight on human trafficking.

Comments (0)

Comment sent successfully.

Comment sending failed.

Invalid CAPTCHA

* All fields are required

MOST POPULAR

NAJNOVIJE

READ MORE

NEWS

NEWS

A medal as a symbol for the protest against Handke’s Nobel Prize floods Twitter 07.12.2019.

07.12.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Swedish Royal Family responds to Srebrenica activist's letter regarding Handke 07.12.2019.

07.12.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Kosovo to boycott Nobel Prize ceremony over award for Handke 07.12.2019.

07.12.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Migrants set up tent camp at Tuzla bus station to survive freezing cold 07.12.2019.

07.12.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Sarajevo was one of the world's most polluted cities on Saturday 07.12.2019.

07.12.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

More than 4,000 refugees in Serbian asylum centers 06.12.2019.

06.12.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Global emissions will hit another record high this year 06.12.2019.

06.12.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Return of Bosnians from camps in Syria postponed 06.12.2019.

06.12.2019.  |  NEWS

loader