How was Fahim discovered? Inside dramatic rescue of teen whose hide-and-seek game turned into a nightmare

How was Fahim discovered? Inside dramatic rescue of teen whose hide-and-seek game turned into a nightmare
Fahim was inside a shipping container from January 11 to January 17 (Reddit/Screenshot)

CHATTOGRAM, BANGLADESH: A 15-year-old Bangladeshi boy playing hide-and-seek unintentionally trapped himself inside a cargo container, on January 11. He was discovered a week later in another nation. He was malnourished and ill when authorities discovered him, and he was in terrible shape. The teenager, who has only been given his first name, Fahim, was playing with friends in the port city of Chittagong on January 11 when he hid inside the container and dozed off. 


The container was placed onto a cargo ship bound for Malaysia after a few hours. Six days later, on January 17, the youngster was found at the Malaysian in West Port. Fahim, who had cried out for assistance throughout the trip, endured the entire ordeal without any food or water, as reported by The New York Post. Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said, “The boy was just believed to have entered the container, fell asleep, and found himself here." "We assume the child entered the container, fell asleep, and found himself here," he added.


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How was Fahim discovered?

Fahim was discovered 3,700 kilometers from his home, weakly emerging from the cargo container, famished and dehydrated. According to officials, he had a high fever and was transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment. The youngster was found to have fallen into the container while playing with friends, contrary to original police suspicions that he was a part of a human trafficking scheme, The Jerusalem Post reported.


After it arrived in the nation a distance of about 2,300 miles distant a famished and dehydrated Fahim could be seen feebly emerging from the shipping container in a Reddit video. Officials in Malaysia, who were perplexed, hurried to open the container when they heard knocking coming from it. When Fahim emerged from the container's darkness, the Klang District Health Department, the Malaysian Immigration Department, and the Marine Police Force were all present.

In the video, Fahim looked plainly lost, undernourished, and worn out. He cried out for food and was severely underhydrated. And to make matters worse, the youngster was illiterate in the local tongue. In a different video, authorities could be seen taking him on a stretcher and bringing him to a hospital for examinations. Before learning about the hide-and-seek game, authorities thought the youngster was a victim of human trafficking. Plans are currently being made to return him to Bangladesh after his recovery, as reported by Express UK.


According to the India Times, police discovered the decaying body of a 15-year-old child in October who had become trapped in a shipping container during a similar journey from Chittagong to Penang port in Malaysia.

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