An asylum seeker on the Bibby Stockholm barge has died, PA understands.
The Bibby Stockholm, docked in Portland Port in Dorset, is one of a number of alternative sites the Home Office is using to end reliance on expensive hotels for asylum seekers.
The first asylum seekers were moved back to the vessel in October some two months after it was evacuated following the discovery of Legionella bacteria in the water supply.
Further details concerning the incident are yet to be confirmed.
Steve Smith, CEO of the refugee charity Care4Calais, said: “Our thoughts are with the person who has lost their life, their family and their friends.
“It is also with all those stuck on board the Bibby Stockholm who will be experiencing a deep feeling of grief and worry today.”
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