读着村长转的这段，忍不住落泪。 Syrian reminded of his own escape Syrian refugee Ahmad Al-Rashid knows what it was like for those who were trapped in the back of the truck because he survived a similar situation when a planned trip across the English Channel turned into hours of terror in 2015. Al-Rahid, now 29 and living in Derby, Britain, had found himself gasping for breath inside a refrigerated shipping container with a group of migrants and a load of frozen chicken. The truck hadn't even left the French port of Calais when someone heard the cries of the desperate migrants and opened the doors. "I was in their shoes. I knew the desperation of their last moments," he said of the people who died this week. "In my case, someone came to help me. [For them] all their screams were in vain." Groups of migrants have repeatedly landed on British shores using small boats to make the risky Channel crossing, and migrants are sometimes found in the back of cars and trucks that disembark from the massive ferries that link France and England. Man arrested after 39 found dead in truck trailer in southeast England But Wednesday's macabre find in an industrial park was a reminder that criminal gangs are still profiting from large-scale trafficking. The tragedy recalls the deaths of 58 Chinese migrants who suffocated in a truck in Dover in 2000 after a perilous, months-long journey from China's southern Fujian province. They were found stowed with a cargo of tomatoes after a ferry ride from Zeebrugge, the same Belgian port featured in the latest tragedy. In February 2004, 21 Chinese migrants — also from Fujian — who were working as cockle-pickers in Britain drowned when they were caught by treacherous tides in Morecambe Bay in northwest England.