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UK News UK police say three boys among Vietnamese truck victims, consulting over repatriation

19:40  08 november  2019
19:40  08 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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

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

British detectives initially said the victims discovered near the southeast port of Purfleet on Oct. 23 were from China, but families from 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

She said the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and British police were working together to further identify the victims and will soon announce the results. They say he drove the cab of the truck to Purfleet, where it picked up the container, which had arrived by ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

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

By Michael Holden

LONDON (Reuters) - British police released the names of the 39 Vietnamese victims, including three boys, found dead in the back of a truck near London last month and said consultations had begun with Hanoi over repatriation of the bodies.

The 31 males and eight women were found in a truck container on an industrial estate in Grays, Essex, not far from docks on the River Thames, in the early hours of Oct. 23.

Police said last week they believed all were Vietnamese and announced on Friday they had completed the identification process with Vietnamese officials, revealing that nine of the victims were teenagers.

Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truck

  Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truck LONDON (AP) — London's Vietnamese community has gathered at a vigil and a service to honor the 39 Vietnamese victims who died in a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. The community is mourning the unidentified victims, who were trying to enter Britain in hopes of finding greater opportunity. They were discovered dead on Oct. 23 at an industrial park in the town of Grays. Rev. Simon Nguyen offered prayers for the victims and for their loved ones in Vietnam.

British detectives initially said the victims discovered near the southeast port of Purfleet on Oct. 23 were from China, but families from Vietnam have "Specific identities of the victims still need to be identified and confirmed by the relevant authorities of Vietnam and U . K .," it said in a statement.

All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck in England last week were Vietnamese nationals, British police said , as three more people were arrested in Ireland and Vietnam in the sprawling international investigation into what appears to be a people-smuggling tragedy.

Two were aged just 15 and another was 17, while the oldest was 44.

"This was an incredibly important process and our team has been working hard to bring answers to worried families who fear their loved one may be among those whose tragic journey ended on our shores," said Tim Smith, the Assistant Chief Constable of Essex Police.

"It remained of paramount importance to us to ensure that an individual’s next of kin were informed and that they were given some time to absorb this tragic news before we publicly confirmed their loved one’s identity."

Police said the Vietnamese and British governments were working on how to achieve repatriation of the bodies. The exact cause of the deaths has not yet been disclosed.

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

  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.

British detectives initially said the victims discovered near the southeast port of Purfleet on Oct. 23 were from China, but families from Vietnam She said the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and British police were working together to further identify the victims and will soon announce the results.

She said the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and British police were working together to further identify the victims and will soon announce the results. They say he drove the cab of the truck to Purfleet, where it picked up the container, which had arrived by ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

The victims were found not long after the container arrived in Britain from Zeebrugge in Belgium. The refrigerated unit was picked up at Purfleet dock, east of London, while police believe the truck cab was driven over from Ireland.

The truck driver, from Northern Ireland, has been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, and money laundering. A second man has been charged with the same offences and British authorities are now in the process of trying to extradite him from Dublin.

They are also hunting for two brothers from Northern Ireland while Vietnamese police have arrested 10 people there in connection with the deaths.

Police named the victims as follows:

From Ha Tinh province:

Pham Thi Tra My, 26; Nguyen Dinh Lurong, 20; Nguyen Huy Phong, 35; Vo Nhan Du, 19; Tran Manh Hung, 37; Tran Khanh Tho, 18; Vo Van Linh, 25; Nguyen Van Nhan, 33; Bui Phan Thang, 37 and Nguyen Huy Hung, 15.

Vietnam arrests 8 more in Britain trucks deaths

  Vietnam arrests 8 more in Britain trucks deaths HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested eight more suspects in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people who were found dead inside a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. Police said the eight were arrested Sunday on charges of organizing people smuggling overseas as the sprawling international investigation into what appears to be a people-smuggling tragedy continues. British police said Friday that all 39 victims were Vietnamese nationals. They initially said the victims discovered near the southeast port of Purfleet on Oct.

She said the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and British police were working together to further identify the victims and will soon announce the results. They say he drove the cab of the truck to Purfleet, where it picked up the container, which had arrived by ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

She said the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and British police were working together to further identify the victims and will soon announce the results. They say he drove the cab of the truck to Purfleet, where it picked up the container, which had arrived by ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

From Nghe An province:

Tran Thi Tho, 21; Bui Thi Nhung, 19; Vo Ngoc Nam, 28; Nguyen Dinh Tu, 26; Le Van Ha, 30; Tran Thi Ngoc, 19; Nguyen Van Hung, 33; Hoang Van Tiep, 18; Cao Tien Dung, 37; Cao Huy Thanh, 33; Tran Thi Mai Nhung, 18; Nguyen Minh Quang, 20.

Also from Nghe An:

Pham Thi Ngoc Oanh, 28; Hoang Van Hoi, 24; Nguyen Tho Tuan, 25; Dang Huu Tuyen, 22; Nguyen Trong Thai, 26; Nguyen Van Hiep, 24; Nguyen Thi Van, 35; Tran Hai Loc, 35.

Other areas:

Le Trong Thanh, 44, from Dien Chau; Duong Minh Tuan, 27, from Quang Binh; Nguyen Ngoc Ha, 32, from Quang Binh; Nguyen Tien Dung, 33, from Quang Binh; Phan Thi Thanh, 41, from Hai Phong; Nguyen Ba Vu Hung, 34, from Thua Tien Hue; Dinh Dinh Thai Quyen, 18, from Hai Phong; Tran Ngoc Hieu, 17, from Hai Duong; Dinh Dinh Binh 15, from Hai Phong.

(Editing by Stephen Addison)

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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