LOCKY BREAK: Boy Endures Five Days Shut In Ship Container After Falling Asleep

This is the moment when police free a young boy after he spent five days locked in a shipping container as it crossed the Indian Ocean for nearly 2,000 miles.

Police in Port Klang, Malaysia, freed the boy after a worker heard a knocking sound while inspecting the container on 17th January.

Video footage of the moment the boy – named Fahim – is freed shows him blinking at the sunlight and appearing to be exhausted and unsteady.

As he limps out of the container covered in dust, he seems to wobble and sits down in the doorway.

The container ship Integra had departed from Chittagong, Bangladesh, on 12th January.

Fahim told police he had gone inside the container while playing with friends, fallen asleep, and had accidentally been locked in.

He was found to have a fever and was taken to Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang for treatment.

He was last reported to be in a stable condition.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Cha Hoong Fong said: “There was no foul play in the incident.”

Minister of Home Affairs Saifuddin Nasution bin Ismail has ruled out human trafficking.

He told local media: “When the vessel arrived at West Port and the container was unloaded, authorities found the boy inside.

“He is the only one found inside the container. A police report has been lodged and the boy, who has a fever, was taken for a medical examination.

“We are now in the process of repatriating him.

“We are not linking this to human trafficking because the initial investigation found that he entered the container, fell asleep, and (was transported to) Malaysia.”

Police added that Fahim’s case had been passed on to immigration officials so he could be sent back home on the same vessel.