Nine refugees found hidden in the back of a lorry near New Ross

Published 28/02/2016 | 19:25

Rosslare Europort
Rosslare Europort

Nine male refugees discovered huddled inside the back of a truck that arrived at Rosslare Port on Saturday afternoon are in a stable condition in hospital.

The Irish haulage truck carrying the refugees, all adult males, came off a ship from Cherbourg at around 3.30pm.

The refugees had been hidden inside the trailer for at least two days. The truck was stopped and searched on Saturday on the New Ross to Waterford road.

All nine found by authorities are in a stable condition and have been taken to Waterford Regional Hospital to undergo medical assessment.

Authorities say none of the stowaways are believed to be at risk of long-term injury or death.

Gardai are trying to establish their identities and interpreters have been deployed.


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