Migrants found in Spanish container ‘expected to be taken to Britain’

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MANGO: migrants were found in one of the fashion retailer’s containers.

WORKERS at a logistics centre for Spanish clothing brand Mango in Llica d’Amunt, close to Barcelaon, were left open-mouthed on Wednesday, November 16, when they opened a sealed container brought in by a lorry to find ten Kurdish immigrants inside.

One of them was vomiting and all were sent to hospital for a check-up, although they are said to be in “generally good health.”

The four children, five men and a woman apparently believed that they would end up in the UK after travelling from Iran to Turkey, where the container was packed in Istanbul.

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It was then transferred to Izmir port before boarding a 48-hour ferry to the French port of Sete, where it was loaded onto a lorry driven by a Turkish national who is now being questioned by investigators.

Oriol Amoros, Catalonia’s head of equality and immigration, said: “We will help them try to get refugee status but in any case we will accept them in Catalonia as it is our understanding that they are fleeing from a conflict zone.

“They were a bit disoriented when they got off the lorry as they thought they were in the United Kingdom.

“It seems that they had paid someone a sum of money and expected to be taken to Britain.”

Mango has said it will pay for the ten migrants’ care until their status is clarified.

 

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