Clegg quickly realized that the text was cry for help. She figured out that Ahmed was trying to say, "I need help. The driver won’t stop the car. No oxygen in the car. No signal. I’m in a container. I am not joking. I swear to God." So Clegg's next move was to place a call to Help Refugees, a charity based in London. Tanya Freedman answered the call, and after being alerted to the situation, she got the cops on the phone.
The police got Ahmed's number from Freedman (via the call from Clegg) and called him. Hearing enough to understand it was an emergency, the cops traced the boy's phone to a gas station in Leicestershire. There, they raided a truck and found Ahmed and 14 other migrants crammed inside, barely able to breathe.
One man was arrested and charged with illegal trafficking. Two others were busted for entering the country illegally. As for Ahmed, he was placed in protective custody. And while it was his quick thinking that saved his life, an assist has to go to Ms. Clegg, who hands out cellphones to children passing through her women’s and children’s hospital in Calais. This one cellphone ended up saving 15 young lives.
Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2016
If one of them use iPhone, the title will be different.. "... iPhone save 15 lives ..."
posted on Apr 09, 2016, 3:05 AM 30
Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014
So, instead of saying something good (like a normal human being) you decided to talk smack about iPhones. It really shows the kind of person you are.
posted on Apr 09, 2016, 3:13 AM 25
Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016
And thousands of members of the iCult will say "Hallelujah" to iGod :P
posted on Apr 09, 2016, 3:20 AM 18
Posts: 1454; Member since: Jan 27, 2015
They aren't the problem. Every article, whether it be about Android, iOS, Windows Phone, whatever, I've noticed the ones who generally troll and start crap with people are Android users. Sure, there are a few people who stan for iOS and throw out trollish comments here and there, but in general, it tends to be Android users. And this is coming from someone who has used Android since the beginning. We are not that much better than the so called 'iSheep'.
posted on Apr 09, 2016, 8:57 AM 2
Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014
I admit I hang around mainly to troll the trollers, making me no better but I like to try to get them to rage because it seems so easy when they're so full of hate for Apple and people who use their products.
posted on Apr 09, 2016, 11:35 AM 4
Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 22, 2016
Humanity is the best religion of the world..full stop
posted on Apr 09, 2016, 5:40 AM 4
Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014
You guys are jumping into conclusions right away, PA might not have been informed of what specific brand the man was using to text Ms. Clegg that's why they never mentioned anything.. in other words, Find your f**king chill!
posted on Apr 09, 2016, 7:09 AM 0
Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014
You have to wonder how he got her number, did he just type a random number? if so...to a person that reacted to it, the amount of luck involved here...
posted on Apr 09, 2016, 7:32 AM 0
Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014
isnt it easier contact 911, his/her parents number or something? cause there are high chance that random stranger will think its a joke from a random person.. oh wait, is 911 can receive text message?
posted on Apr 09, 2016, 8:18 AM 0
Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014
It was her that gave the phone to him, she's probably one of the contacts
posted on Apr 09, 2016, 8:59 AM 0
Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2015
No article passes without iphone mention
posted on Apr 09, 2016, 8:26 AM 0
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