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UK News The Latest: Johnson laments 'unimaginable tragedy'

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

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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)

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."

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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.

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)

Police say the bodies of 38 adults and a teenager were found early Wednesday in a truck in Gray's, east of London. The vehicle had traveled from Bulgaria to the U.K. by way of Ireland.

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)

Detectives say they have not yet identified the victims.

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  Lorry trailer containing bodies of 39 people removed from scene A lorry and its trailer containing the bodies of 39 people have been removed from the scene in an Essex industrial estate. © Other The lorry has been captured on CCTV The vehicle was found at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays after police were called at 1.40am this morning and arrested the driver, a 25-year-old man, on suspicion of murder. © Other Mo Robinson has been arrested on suspicion of murder The cab and container are being moved to a secure location at Tilbury Docks in Essex, so the bodies "can be recovered while preserving the dignity of the victims", said police.

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11:45 a.m.

Essex police say they have not yet identified the 39 victims found dead in a truck container or established where they came from.

Deputy police chief Pippa Mills said identifying the victims "could be a lengthy process" and that a key line of inquiry will be how the truck entered Ireland. The truck is said to have entered Britain via the Welsh port of Holyhead on Saturday from Ireland.

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)

"It is an absolute tragedy and a very sad day," Mills said.

Mills did not detail how many of the deceased were men or women, but confirmed that one of those who died appeared to be a teenager.

CCTV shows Essex lorry minutes before 39 people found dead inside

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9:50 a.m.

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 process of trying to identify the 38 adults and one teenager.

Mariner says the truck entered the country on Saturday, Oct. 19 and that police were "working closely with our partners to investigate."

A cordon has been put in place around Waterglade Industrial Park in Thurrock, which remains closed.

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