Two young stowaways found dead at Heathrow
Two young stowaways were found dead in a wheel compartment of a plane at Heathrow Airport, police said today (Thursday), as authorities tried to identify their bodies.
The boys, thought to be as young as 12, stole aboard a Ghana Airways flight from Ghana's capital, Accra, and were dead when the DC-10 plane landed in Britain on Saturday, police said.
Found by engineer
Scotland Yard said in a statement that the boys, who were found in a wheel compartment of the plane by a ground engineer, were aged between 12 and 14 and believed to be of Ghanaian origin.
"They were casually dressed and were well nourished. We are making inquiries to find out the identity of the boys so their families can be informed and we are talking to the Ghanaian authorities to achieve this," the statement added.