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

14:30  24 october  2019
14:30  24 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

39 people found dead in truck container in southeast England

  39 people found dead in truck container in southeast England 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. "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.

British police say that 39 bodies have been found dead in a truck container in Essex, southeast England. The driver has been arrested on suspicion of "Emergency services arrived but sadly, 39 people were pronounced dead at the scene." Police have launched a murder investigation and are

39 People Found Dead in Truck Container in Southeast England. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (GREGORY KATZ and ALASTAIR GRANT). Police were reconstructing the final journey of the victims as they tried to piece together where they were from and how they came to be in England.

Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, 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. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Provided by The Associated Press Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, 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. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of 39 people found in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local):

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British police have confirmed that 39 people found dead in a container truck near an English port were Chinese citizens.

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.

THIRTY - nine migrants found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex were all Chinese nationals, it has been reported. Migrants are increasingly being smuggled into the UK using refrigerated lorries. Police bowed their heads as the lorry containing the bodies of the 39 dead migrants was driven away

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

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. Police in Northern Ireland have searched three properties there as they try to reconstruct the path of the truck and the victims' final journey.

Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, 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. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Provided by The Associated Press Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, 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. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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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.

UK Media Say 39 Dead in Truck Came From China . The associated press. 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

LONDON — A day after the harrowing discovery of 39 bodies in the refrigerated trailer of a truck in southeastern England, police said on Thursday that the victims were believed to be Chinese citizens. Eight of the dead are women and 31 are men, according to a statement from Essex Police .

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British media are reporting that the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck in southeastern England were Chinese citizens.

Britain's Press Association cited sources in its report Thursday. The BBC, ITV and Sky also cited sources in releasing the same information.

British police on Thursday also raided two sites in Northern Ireland and questioned a truck driver as officers investigate the death of the 38 adults and one teenager. The victims were found Wednesday in a truck container at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, a town 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of London.

Police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, 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. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Provided by The Associated Press Police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, 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. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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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.

Video shows: british police moving truck containing the bodies of 39 people shotlist only. 1. truck containing the bodies of 39 people parked, flashing headlights. 2. people and police vehicles lining road ahead.

Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container 39 people have been found dead in a truck container in southeast England, UK police say. An aurora borealis light display is pictured in the southern part of Norway late at night on Feb.

10:05 a.m.

The Belgian federal prosecutor's office says it is clear that the container in which 39 people were found dead had come through the North Sea port of Zeebrugge.

In a statement, the office said the container was only a short time at the port before it went across the sea to the English town of Purfleet, 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of London.

Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, 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. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Provided by The Associated Press Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, 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. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The statement said it appears the container arrived in Zeebrugge on Oct. 22 at 2:49 p.m. local time (1249 GMT), and "left the port the same day in the afternoon."

Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, 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. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Provided by The Associated Press Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, 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. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Cooling containers often move swiftly through Zeebrugge, often just with a visual check, for the short crossing to England.

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9:30 a.m.

Police raided two sites in Northern Ireland and questioned a truck driver as officers investigate the death of 39 people found in a container at an industrial park in southeastern England.

The truck and the trailer with the people inside apparently took separate circuitous journeys before ending up on the grounds of the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of London on the River Thames.

British police said they believe the container went from the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium to Purfleet, England, where it arrived early Wednesday.

A National Crime Agency assessment report on serious and organized crime last year said there was a "greater focus" on rising smuggler numbers in Belgium after the closure of the Dunkirk migrant camp in 2017.

The Latest: UK police believe 39 truck victims Vietnamese .
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on 39 bodies found in a truck in Britain. (all times local): 8 p.m. British police say they now believe all 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeast England last week were Vietnamese nationals. Detectives initially said the victims discovered near the port of Purfleet were from China. Essex Police Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith said Friday that "at this time, we believe the victims are Vietnamese nationals, and we are in contact with the Vietnamese government." © Provided by The Associated Press This undated photo issued on Tuesday Oct.

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