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January 1, Teen Playing Hide-and-Seek Found Days Later in Another Country



A game of hide-and-seek took a turn when a 15-year-old boy accidentally locked himself inside a shipping container and ended up in another country.

The teen, identified only by his first name, Fahim, was playing hide-and-seek with a group of friends in Chittagong, Bangladesh, on Jan. 11 when he hid inside a shipping container and fell asleep.

Fahim was discovered six days later in West Port, Malaysia, after the container arrived via a commercial ship.

“The boy was just believed to have entered the container, fell asleep, and found himself here,” Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said. “He was the only one found in the container. A police report was lodged and as he was having a fever.”

Ismail said the boy received medical attention and that authorities “are in the process of repatriating him through the legal channel.”

At first, officials were concerned that Fahim had wound up approximately 2,300 miles away after being human trafficked, but an investigation determined that he entered the shipping container during a game of hide-and-seek.

“The relevant authorities have investigated the case and their investigations found no elements of human trafficking,” Ismail said.

Source: Fox 13

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