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UK News Vietnam arrests two people, questioning others over UK truck deaths - statement

17:25  01 november  2019
17:25  01 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Truck driver charged with manslaughter of 39 people in U.K., as Vietnamese families fear relatives among the dead

  Truck driver charged with manslaughter of 39 people in U.K., as Vietnamese families fear relatives among the dead Maurice Robinson, a 25-year-old from Northern Ireland, was charged Saturday with the manslaughter of 39 people found inside a refrigerated trailer of the truck he was driving in England on Wednesday. Robinson has also been charged with people trafficking, immigration, and money laundering offenses, police said. The deaths may be related to human trafficking, and while police have said they cannot confirm the victims' nationality at this time,The deaths may be related to human trafficking, and while police have said they cannot confirm the victims' nationality at this time, several Vietnamese families have come forward with information that their relatives may be among the dead.

Police in Vietnam arrested two people and summoned others for questioning on Friday on suspicion of involvement in the deaths of 39 people whose Two people have been arrested and others brought in for questioning , it said. The investigation would also look at similar incidents that occurred

Police in Vietnam have also arrested two people on suspicion of involvement in the deaths of the 39 people, authorities said. Others have also been summoned for questioning . Ten Vietnamese families have reported their relatives missing and believed them to be among the 39 victims.

(Reuters) - Police in Vietnam arrested two people and summoned others for questioning on Friday on suspicion of involvement in the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in the back of a truck in Britain last week, authorities said.

After 10 Vietnamese families reported their relatives missing, fearing they were among the 39 victims, Ha Tinh regional police launched a criminal investigation into suspected human trafficking, the statement posted on their website said.

Two people have been arrested and others brought in for questioning, it said. The investigation would also look at similar incidents that occurred over the last five years.

On Oct. 26, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered an investigation into alleged human trafficking activities after British police said at least some of the truck dead may have come from the Southeast Asian country.

(Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

Police say all 39 people found dead in UK truck were Vietnamese .
Police say all 39 people found dead in UK truck were VietnameseThe discovery of the bodies in a container on an industrial estate near London has shone a spotlight on the illicit trade that sends the poor of Asia, Africa and the Middle East on perilous journeys to the West.

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