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UK News Chinese paper says Britain must accept responsibility for truck deaths

06:25  25 october  2019
06:25  25 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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a group of people standing in front of a building: The scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays © Reuters/SIMON DAWSON The scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays

BEIJING (Reuters) - Britain and other European countries must accept some responsibility for the deaths of 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, found dead in a refrigerated truck near London, the state-backed Global Times said on Friday.

Paramedics and police found the bodies of 31 men and eight women on Wednesday on an industrial estate at Grays in Essex, about 20 miles (30 km) east of the British capital.

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a sign lit up at night: Anti-racism campaigners take part in a vigil, following the discovery of 39 bodies in a truck container, outside the Home Office in London © Reuters/HANNAH MCKAY Anti-racism campaigners take part in a vigil, following the discovery of 39 bodies in a truck container, outside the Home Office in London

At the moment it was impossible to say how much responsibility the dead should bear for the tragedy, the widely-read Chinese newspaper said in an editorial.

"But such a serious humanitarian disaster has occurred under the eyes of the British and Europeans," it said. "It is clear that Britain and relevant European countries have not fulfilled their responsibility to protect these people from such a death."

Anti-racism campaigners take part in a vigil, following the discovery of 39 bodies in a truck container, outside the Home Office in London © Reuters/HANNAH MCKAY Anti-racism campaigners take part in a vigil, following the discovery of 39 bodies in a truck container, outside the Home Office in London

Even if found to have been smuggled into the country, the victims' death was not their fault, added the paper, which is published by the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily.

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"We hope that Britain and European countries will put into effect their various commitments to human rights and make due efforts for Chinese people to be free from abuse and sudden death."

Britain appears not to have learned its lesson from the Dover incident two decades ago, it added.

"Imagine how thoroughly European countries would take measures if dozens of Europeans were collectively tragically killed in some way," the paper said.

"Could the British and European people ask themselves why they have not been able to avoid a similar tragedy...Did they take all the serious remedial action that they could have?"

China has not formally confirmed the victims are citizens.

On Friday, the Chinese embassy in London said it had sent a team to Essex that met police.

"The British police said they are verifying the identity of the deceased, and at present are unable to be certain that they are Chinese nationals," the embassy said.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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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