Sikh Gurdwara in Grays collecting donations for immigrants found in shipping container

Sikh Gurudwara collecting donations for immigrants found in shipping container

Sikh Gurudwara collecting donations for immigrants found in shipping container

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MEMBERS of the Grays Sikh community are collecting donations for the 34 immigrants found in a shipping container on Saturday.

Altogether, 34 people were found trapped in the container, along with a dead corpse, at Tilbury Dock.

The stowaways found fleeing Afghanistan included 13 children aged between one and 12 and nine men and eight women aged between 18 and 72.

More tests need to be carried out to determine what killed the dead man, who is believed to be in his 40s, after a post mortem carried out at Basildon Hospital failed to establish a cause of death.

Following the news, members of Gurdwara Grays, in Maidstone Road, have come together to call for donations of food and clothes for the asylum seekers.

Donations can be taken directly to the temple.

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2:51pm Mon 18 Aug 14

OckendonPaul says...

A dead corpse? Not a live one then?
A dead corpse? Not a live one then? OckendonPaul
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10:50pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Jagdev Bal says...

I am really feeling sorry for the peoples, the way they choose to get away from the trouble in Afganistan
I am really feeling sorry for the peoples, the way they choose to get away from the trouble in Afganistan Jagdev Bal
  • Score: -4

10:10am Tue 19 Aug 14

Drunken Master says...

Why do they cross the borders of loads of other Countries and end up here? Whats that I hear you say 'benefits' ??? Surely not
Why do they cross the borders of loads of other Countries and end up here? Whats that I hear you say 'benefits' ??? Surely not Drunken Master
  • Score: 11

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