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UK News Police say all 39 people found dead in UK truck were Vietnamese

18:05  07 november  2019
18:05  07 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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a man riding on the back of a truck: The scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex © Reuters/HANNAH MCKAY The scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex

HANOI/LONDON (Reuters) - The 39 people who were found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck after being smuggled into Britain last month all came from Vietnam and have been formally identified.

The 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.

a person riding on the back of a truck: The scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex © Reuters/HANNAH MCKAY The scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex

British police have been working with Vietnamese officials to identify the 31 men and eight women. All the victims' families have been informed.

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LONDON — British police say they 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

After 39 were found dead in a truck , Vietnamese families give forensic samples, worry about the missing. Linh Do and Hau Dinh. Police in central Vietnam said Sunday that they have taken forensic samples from residents who believe their family members may be among the 39 victims found dead

The victims came from six provinces - Haiphong, Hai Duong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Hue - Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.

UK police said they had now identified them all.

"This is an important step in the investigation and enables us to work with our Vietnamese police colleagues to support the families of those victims," said Essex Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith.

The bodies were found in the early hours of Oct. 23 after the container arrived from Zeebrugge in Belgium. The container was picked up at Purfleet dock, east of London and police originally said the victims were believed to be Chinese.

The driver of the lorry has been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, and money laundering.

Eight people were arrested earlier this week by Vietnamese police, bringing the total number of arrests there to 10.

British police are also searching for two brothers from Northern Ireland.

(Reporting by Khanh Vu and Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison)

Three children among lorry dead as all 39 victims named .
A man who drove the lorry cab through Holyhead Port is charged with manslaughterThe bodies of the migrants were discovered in a container shipped from Zeebrugge in Belgium to the UK on October 23.

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