Five Refugees Discovered In A Shipping Container In Wexford

A three year old girl was amongst the five found

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Five refugees, including a three-year-old girl were discovered in a shipping container in Wexford yesterday evening. 

The discovery was made at around 6pm when Gardaí were asked to attend the company's base in New Ross.

A spokesperson for the Gardaí Síochána confirmed that four adults, all in their 20s, and one child were discovered inside the container which had been collected from Rosslare Europort.

The five discovered are believed to be from the Middle East.

An spokesperson who wishes to remain unnamed stated:

The Gardaí were notified there might be people inside the container. Upon arrival the members discovered three adult males, one adult female and a three-year-old girl.

The five were then removed from the container and brought to a hospital in Wexford for medical assessment.

A Garda spokesperson referenced how well they're being treated at the moment.

They are currently being dealt with under emigration legislation and thankfully they are all in good health.

The trailer involved was collected in Rosslare and brought to New Ross.

This December will mark 15 years since the discovery of eight people who died in a freight container which arrived in to Wexford. That instance involved eight refugees, including two children, who died from oxygen deprivation in the container.

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Kate Demolder

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