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Meet Singh Kapoor, 40, from Afghanistan, who was among a group of Mr Kapoor had failed to establish the cause of his death and inquiries. Vinod Khanna's Amar Akbar Anthony co-star Rishi Kapoor is angry that Vinod Khanna's funeral: Stars wait for fashion parade at prayer meet. Tilbury container-death migrant named as Meet Singh Kapoor. Home Office officials say the Afghans were found in an 'awful situation' but are.
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Read full story here. Shah Rukh Khan reaches the crematorium. Police lathi charged again at the gathered crowd. Thousands walked along with the hearse all the way to crematorium, a distance of about 7kms. Thousands of grieving fans gathered in Mumbai on Wednesday to pay respects to Sridevi, the iconic Bollywood actress who drowned accidentally in a Dubai hotel bathtub over the weekend.
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Scenes outside the crematorium. The state honours for Sridevi, who was conferred Padma Shri inincluded draping her body in the Tricolour with elaborate arrangements by the Mumbai Police, and a gun salute before the cremation. Mortal remains of Sridevi wrapped in tricolour, accorded state honours. Sridevi begins her last journey. Husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Khushi and Janhvi were spotted by her side before the cortege began.
Fans were seen breaking down as their golden girl started her last journey. The late actor was surrounded by her family members.
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Police has begun lathi charge to control the crowd. Fans were not let in after 12pm to pay their last respects, as a result of which too many of them ended up waiting outside. Despite repeated warnings by the police, the crowd refused to leave. The police then had to resort to lathi charge. Sridevi is dressed in her favourite Kanjeevaram red and golden saree for her final journey. Her body has been kept in a glass casket.
The procession is scheduled to begin at 2. Mumbai Police tries to control the ever-increasing crowd outside Celebration Sports Club. Police trying to control crowd outside Celebration Sports Club in Mumbai where fans are offering last respects to Sridevi — HT Entertainment htshowbiz February 28, Everyone suffers in this country.
He was a nice and humble guy, he was a hardworking man too, but he did not have good fortune. No one makes the decision to leave his country and his relations easily, but he was suffering here and he thought he and his children would have a better life in London. From there the journey, by lorry, would have taken them through Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Germany. Then, in June, Mr Kapoor rang his uncle in Jalalabad to tell him they had made it as far as Belgium, where they had been living for several months as transient migrants, and were now trying to secure their passage to Britain.
Once again this is likely to have involved placing their lives in the hands of human traffickers. Meet Singh Kapoor and his two sons Figures released earlier this month showed that the numbers of people being smuggled into Britain is on the increase, with potential victims of trafficking picked up by police in the first three months of this year, compared with for the period last year.
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Many come on the promise of jobs or education opportunities, only to find themselves working in conditions of near-slavery. They are aware it may take three or six months, but they are not aware they are going to be moved into exploitation. Police at the main entrance to Tilbury Docks in Essex PA Dock workers broke into the container after hearing banging, screams and cries from inside.
What they found was heartbreaking. A fleet of ambulances ferried the survivors to hospitals, where some where detained for treatment overnight, while police began a murder inquiry into the death of Mr Kapoor, who is thought to have suffocated.
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Many of the survivors, who had been inside the container for more than 18 hours, told Kamaljit Singh Mataharu, a translator, they had feared they too would die. It soon became extremely uncomfortable.