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Stowaway found in cargo hold of Emirates flight from China

Airline says stowaway was discovered on Flight EK303 from Shanghai to Dubai on Friday

Stowaway found in cargo hold of Emirates flight from China

A stowaway sneaked aboard an Emirates flight from China to Dubai and was discovered in the cargo hold on arrival in the emirate, it was reported on Tuesday.

Associated Press reported that the Dubai-based carrier confirmed that the stowaway was found on Flight EK303 from Shanghai on Friday.

It quoted a statement from the airline as saying that it is cooperating fully with Dubai authorities but that "as this is a police matter we are unable to comment further".

It did not give any details on the identity or condition of the stowaway.

Emirates operates numerous flights between Dubai and China, including two daily flights to Shanghai.

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