A group of suspected illegal immigrants who had been in a container for nearly three weeks were "saved from death" by sharp-eared dock workers.Apparently the container came from Nigeria.
The four men were found at Tilbury Docks in Essex after the container was unloaded from a ship.
Essex Ambulance Service said the four were in squalid conditions and three found to be badly dehydrated.
The container was to be stored and an ambulance spokesman said they could have died if they had not been heard.
A Port of Tilbury police spokesman said the men had told officials they were from Liberia and had applied for asylum.
Thursday, April 13, 2006