Thirty-five people found trapped inside a shipping container near a London-area port are from Afghanistan, British police said Sunday.
Among those found in the container Saturday was a man who was pronounced dead at the scene at the Port of Tilbury on the Thames River. Of the survivors, four remained hospitalized Sunday.
Once police finish questioning the survivors, they will be turned over to border authorities, police said.
"The welfare and health of the people is our priority at this stage. Now they are well enough, our officers and colleagues from the Border Force will be speaking to them via interpreters so we can piece together what happened and how they...