A 15-year-old boy ended up travelling from Bangladesh to Malaysia after a game of hide and seek went badly wrong.
As anyone who has ever played the game can attest to, finding a decent hiding spot is key to winning at hide and seek; and this teen must have thought he’d nailed it when he managed to find an empty shipping container to hide inside. You can see him eventually being discovered here:
However, once inside the boy nodded off and the shipping container was packed up and sent off on its six-day long journey to Malaysia, with him stowed away inside.
As you can imagine, the boy, who has been identified only as Fahim, was shocked to find himself in the Malaysian port of Port Klang and the staff were pretty surprised by the whole thing, too.
The container left Bangladesh on 11 January and didn’t arrive in Malaysia until 17 January, all the while Fahim was trapped inside with no food and shouting for help.
Fahim was discovered after a member of staff at the port heard knocking noises coming from one of the containers, which prompted numerous government agencies including the Marine Police Force, the Malaysian Immigration Department and the Klang District Health Department to come and check out the shipment.
Footage shared online shows staff opening the container and discovering the teen, who could not speak or understand the local language and was weak and exhausted from the journey.
The teen appears to be confused and disoriented as he tries to get to grips with the situation.
Authorities initially suspected Fahim was the victim of a human trafficking organisation, but an investigation found no evidence of a crime.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution said: “When the vessel arrived at Westport 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.
“He was the only boy found inside the container. 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.”
The boy was taken to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah for treatment and was said to be in a stable condition. The process to get the boy back to his home country is now underway.Featured Image Credit: Reddit