A 15-year-old boy accidentally locked himself inside a shipping container during a game of hide-and-seek on January 11 and was found a week later in another country. When authorities found him, he was sick and starving, in incredibly poor condition.
The boy, whose name is Fahim, is from Bangladesh and was playing with his friends in the city of Chittagong. While playing hide-and-seek, he hid inside a large shipping container and fell asleep, according to the India Times.
After a few hours, the container was loaded onto a cargo ship headed for Malaysia. It was at the Malaysian port that the child was discovered, six days later on January 17.
"We assume the child entered the container, fell asleep, and found himself here," said the Malaysian home affairs minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution bin Ismail, according to the Malaysian National News Agency.
Starving, dehydrated and weak
Fahim was found starving and dehydrated, emerging weakly from the shipping container 3,700 kilometers from his home. Officials said he was suffering from a high fever and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Police initially suspected that the boy was involved in a human trafficking plot, but upon investigation, they discovered that he had ended up in the container while playing with friends.