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UK News 39 people found dead in truck container in southeast England

14:55  23 october  2019
14:55  23 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

The Latest: Johnson laments 'unimaginable tragedy'

  The Latest: Johnson laments 'unimaginable tragedy' LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of 39 people in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local): 12:10 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the death of 39 people whose bodies were found in the back of a truck is an "unimaginable tragedy and truly heartbreaking." Johnson told lawmakers in the House of Commons that he is receiving regular updates on the case. Britain's interior minister, Priti Patel, is due to update lawmakers on the tragedy later. © Provided by The Associated Press View of a truck, seen in rear, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019.

London (AP) -- Police in southeastern England say 39 people were found dead in a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. A 25-year-old-man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner said Wednesday that authorities are in the

LONDON — Police in southeastern England said 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a large cargo truck believed to have come from Bulgaria. The truck , which is said to have entered Britain via the Welsh port of Holyhead on Saturday, was found by ambulance workers at Waterglade

View of a truck, seen in rear, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside the truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press View of a truck, seen in rear, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside the truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Police in southeastern England said 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a large cargo truck believed to have come from Bulgaria.

The truck, which is said to have entered Britain via the Welsh port of Holyhead on Saturday, was found by ambulance workers at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, a town just by the River Thames around 25 miles (40 kms) east of central London.

The Latest: Police: 39 dead in UK truck were from China

  The Latest: Police: 39 dead in UK truck were from China LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of 39 people found in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local): 11:50 a.m. British police have confirmed that 39 people found dead in a container truck near an English port were Chinese citizens. The Essex Police force says the dead found Wednesday in the southeastern city of Grays included 31 men and eight women. The force says one victim previously thought to be a teenager was a young adult woman.The 25-year-old truck driver, who is from Northern Ireland, is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder but has not been charged.

British police say that 39 bodies have been found dead in a truck container in Essex, southeast England . The 25-year-old driver of the lorry, reportedly from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies were found in an industrial park in Grays, east of London.

39 people have been found dead in a truck container in southeast England , UK police say. LONDON — Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria.

"This is a tragic incident where a large number of people have lost their lives. Our enquiries are ongoing to establish what has happened," Essex Police Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner said.

An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP)

"We are in the process of identifying the victims, however I anticipate that this could be a lengthy process."

A 25-year-old-man from Northern Ireland who was driving the truck has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody. He has not been charged or identified.

UK media: 39 truck death victims were all from China

  UK media: 39 truck death victims were all from China LONDON (AP) — British police raided two sites in Northern Ireland and questioned a truck driver as they investigated the deaths of 39 people found in a truck container at an industrial park in southeastern England. British media, citing sources, reported Thursday that the victims were all Chinese citizens. The truck's driver — a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland — has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has not been charged and his name has not been released.Essex Police would not confirm the reports by Britain's Press Association, the BBC and ITV on the victims' nationalities.

Police in southeastern England said 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. The truck , which is said to have entered Britain via the Welsh port of Holyhead on Saturday, was found by ambulance workers at Waterglade Industrial Park

Police have launched a murder investigation in southeast England after 39 people were found dead in a truck container at an Essex industrial park. One of the victims was in their teens.

A cordon has been put in place and access to and from the industrial park remains closed.

An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP)

"We are working with Thurrock Council (the local authority) to mitigate against any impact our investigation scene will have locally." Mariner said.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged in a tweet to work closely with Essex Police to establish exactly what happened.

"My thoughts are with all those who lost their lives & their loved ones," he said.

Police have not formally linked the deaths to people trafficking but a link is assumed because of the way the victims were crammed into the truck container.

The Latest: 2 more arrests in gruesome UK truck deaths case

  The Latest: 2 more arrests in gruesome UK truck deaths case LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the case of 39 people found dead in a truck in England (all times local): 12:55 p.m. British police say they've arrested two more people in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England. Police say a man and a woman, both 38 and from Warrington in northwest England, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. The 25-year-old12:55 p.m.

UK police on Wednesday announced the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a truck container in Essex, a county in southeast England . The truck was found at an industrial park in Grays, east of London by ambulance workers. "This is a tragic incident where a large number of people have lost their lives

LONDON — The police in eastern England have opened a murder investigation after the bodies of 39 people were found in a truck in an industrial park in the early hours of Wednesday. The bodies were discovered in a vehicle at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, in Essex

Police officers attend the scene after a truck, seen in rear, was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside the truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Police officers attend the scene after a truck, seen in rear, was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside the truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

The tragedy recalls the death of 58 migrants in 2000 in a truck in Dover and the deaths in 2015 of 71 migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan found suffocated in the back of a refrigerated truck abandoned in the emergency lane of a highway near Parndorf, Austria, close to the Hungarian border.

Police officers block the road near the scene where a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside the truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Police officers block the road near the scene where a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside the truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

Smaller numbers of migrants have occasionally been found dead in trucks in Britain in recent years.

Vietnam villagers await news on their loved ones' fate

  Vietnam villagers await news on their loved ones' fate DO THANH, Vietnam (AP) — Residents of this rural, mostly Catholic village in central Vietnam said Saturday that they fear their family members could be among the dozens of people found dead in the back of a truck in England. The mother and a sister of Bui Thi Nhung cried as they set up an altar with incense and a photo of the missing 19-year-old where family and friends can pray at their home in Do Thanh village. The family heard from a friend living in the U.K. that "Nhung is one of the victims," said one of Nhung's relatives, who was visiting the missing teen's despaired mother.Nhung paid an agent over $10,000 with the hope of entering the U.K.

Essex Police were called to Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, at about 1.40am Wednesday morning and found the bodies in the vehicle. Gruesome discovery | 39 people found dead in truck container in England - Продолжительность: 0:20 11Alive 135 просмотров.

The bodies of 39 people have been found in a lorry container in Essex. Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 01:40 BST after the discovery at Waterglade Industrial Park in Eastern Avenue, Grays. The lorry driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been arrested

Bulgarian authorities said they could not yet confirm that the truck had started its journey from Bulgaria.

"We are in contact with our embassy in London and with British authorities," foreign ministry spokeswoman Tsvetana Krasteva said.

Jackie Doyle-Price, who represents Thurrock in parliament, said in a tweet that "people trafficking is a vile and dangerous purpose ... Let's hope they bring these murderers to justice."

An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP)

Essex police say the force has not yet identified the 39 victims or where they came from.

Deputy police chief Pippa Mills said identification "could be a lengthy process" and that a key line of inquiry will be how the truck entered Ireland. It is believed to have traveled from Ireland to Holyhead in Wales on Saturday via ferry.

She refused to describe the gender of the victims.

Seamus Leheny, Northern Ireland policy manager for the Freight Transport Association, said the route that had been used was "unorthodox" since it apparently involved traveling to Ireland and then entering Britain via a ferry to a major passenger port in Wales.

The Latest: China asks UK for more info on truck victims

  The Latest: China asks UK for more info on truck victims HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck in England (all times local): 5:20 p.m. China says it has asked British authorities to provide more information on the identity of 39 people who were found dead in a truck in southeastern England last week. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Monday that the U.K. has not confirmed the victims' nationalities. British police initially believed they were Chinese, but later acknowledged that the details were still evolving.Geng described reports that the victims had Chinese passports as "speculation."The spokesman added that the Chinese embassies in Vietnam and the U.K.

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A truck is driven past dozens of others parked after travelling by ferry between Britain and France at the Port of on Wednesday after 39 bodies were found inside a shipping container on an industrial estate in southeast England . The bodies were found at Waterglade Industrial Park in the Essex town of Grays, a town about 25 miles east of They said that 39 people were pronounced dead at the scene.

An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP)

He said that choice may have been influenced by increased security and checks in the major English port of Dover and the French port of Calais.

"People have been saying that security and checks have been increased at places like Dover and Calais, so it might be seen as an easier way to get in by going from Cherbourg or Roscoff, over to Rosslare, then up the road to Dublin," he said.

"It's a long way around and it'll add an extra day to the journey."

Richard Burnett, chief of the Road Haulage Association, said the truck may have traveled from the French port of Cherbourg to the Irish port of Rosslare before continuing by road to Dublin and taking a ferry to Holyhead in Wales.

Police officers attend the scene after a truck, seen in rear, was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside the truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Police officers attend the scene after a truck, seen in rear, was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside the truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

It would have then traveled by road to Grays where the bodies were found.

He said it is "highly unlikely" the vehicle would have been subjected to a physical check if it had taken that route because those ports have far fewer checks then Dover and Calais, where there are sniffer dogs, monitors, and more advanced technological surveillance.

UK police seek 2 brothers in container death case

  UK police seek 2 brothers in container death case LONDON (AP) — British police say they are searching for two brothers from Northern Ireland as the investigation widens into the deaths of 39 people who were found in a truck container in southeastern England. Authorities are searching for 40-year-old Ronan Hughes and his 34-year-old brother Christopher Hughes. Both men, who are from Armagh in Northern Ireland, also have ties to the Republic of Ireland. Both are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking.Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Hooper said Tuesday that "finding and speaking to the Hughes brothers is crucial to our investigation.

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British police forensic officers at the scene after a truck was found with 39 bodies inside in Thurock, southeast England . Photo: AP. Britain’s biggest illegal immigrant tragedy was in 2000, when the bodies of 58 Chinese people were found in a truck in Dover.

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Veselin Toshkov in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Pablo Gorondi in Budapest, Hungary contributed to this story.

An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP) People walk past a police officer at the scene after a truck, seen in rear, was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside the truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press People walk past a police officer at the scene after a truck, seen in rear, was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside the truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

Man arrested in Ireland over 39 truck deaths in Britain .
LONDON (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been arrested in Ireland in connection with the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in a container truck in southeast England last week. A spokesman for the Dublin High Court said Eamonn Harrison, of Newry in Northern Ireland, appeared in court Friday. Irish police could not immediately confirm when he was arrested. He was ordered detained until a hearing on Nov. 11. Police have charged 25-year-old Maurice Robinson, also from Northern Ireland, with 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

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