Eight Hypothermic Afghan Migrants Rescued From Refrigerated UK-Bound Lorry

Eight hypothermic Afghans were rescued from the back of a UK-bound refrigerated lorry this morning.

As per Mirror report, half of the group were children with two described as ‘tiny infants’ by an investigating source.

Two Romanian truckers have been arrested after the discovery of the migrants in Calais at roughly 5am.

The arrests were made as the men attempted to drive on to a ferry heading to England.

The arrests come after 39 bodies were found in a back of a similar refrigerated truck in the UK, and the driver was charged with multiple counts of manslaughter.

Commenting on the new incident in northern France, an investigating source said: “The Afghans in the back of the truck were suffering from mild hypothermia.

“It would have got far worse if they had remained in place, but they were taken to hospital in Calais for immediate treatment.

“The drivers are suspected of trying to smuggle the people to England. They are both of Romanian nationality, and are now in custody, and facing charges.

“It was British border force guards who discovered the migrants, and they called the French authorities to make the arrests.”

Prosecutors in Boulogne-sur-Mer, near Calais, confirmed the arrests, and said that the temperature inside the truck was around 7C.

They said judicial police were currently working on establishing the route of the lorry.

The identities of the lorry drivers and those on board have not been released.

Calais-Dover is a regular route for people smugglers, who charge up to £10,000 a head in the back of a lorry for would-be asylum seekers.

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