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World Vietnam arrests eight in connection with UK truck deaths

10:25  04 november  2019
10:25  04 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

British police investigating truck deaths arrest 2 more, driver still in custody

  British police investigating truck deaths arrest 2 more, driver still in custody Two more people – a man and a woman – were arrested Friday as part of the investigation into the gruesome deaths of 39 people inside the back of a semi-truck in southeastern England. © FoxNews.com Investigators believe the Chinese nationals froze to death in the truck's refrigerated trailer in a human smuggling operation. Essex police said the pair, both 38, and from Warrington in northwest England, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. Additional information was not immediately available.

The police in Vietnam arrested eight people on Monday as investigators continued to trace how 39 people, said to be Vietnamese citizens, died The police in Vietnam arrested two people on Friday, while the British and Irish authorities have also made a series of arrests in connection with the case.

Total number of arrests in Vietnam rises to 10 in connection with deaths of 39 people found in truck in UK last month. Monday's announcement brought the total number of arrests in Vietnam to 10 since eight women and 31 men were found in a refrigerated truck in an industrial park in Essex, east

HANOI (Reuters) - Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in relation to the discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese in a truck near London last month, state media said on Monday.

a car parked in a parking lot: FILE PHOTO: The scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays© Reuters/SIMON DAWSON FILE PHOTO: The scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays

British police last week charged two men with manslaughter over the deaths of the group, whose bodies were found inside a container on the truck on Oct. 23.

"Based on what we learn from the suspects, we will actively launch investigations to fight and eradicate these rings which bring people illegally to Britain," said Nghe An province police chief Nguyen Huu Cau, according to the official Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

More Vietnamese fear relatives are among 39 dead in truck

  More Vietnamese fear relatives are among 39 dead in truck More Vietnamese families came forward Saturday with information their relatives may be among the 39 people found dead in the back of a container truck in southeastern England. British police initially said they believed the victims were Chinese but acknowledged this was a "developing picture."Police on Friday arrested three people on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. The 25-year-old driver of the truck remains in custody on suspicion of murder.In Vietnam, the father of 20-year-old Nguyen Dình Luong feared his son was among the dead.

Vietnam has arrested eight more suspects in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in Britain who are believed to be Vietnamese , police said Monday. The bodies of eight women and 31 men were found in a refrigerated lorry in an industrial park in Essex, east of London last month

Vietnam has arrested eight more people in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in Britain who are believed to be Vietnamese , police said Monday. Eight women and 31 men were found in a refrigerated lorry in an industrial park in Essex, east of London last month, in a case that has.

"The best thing to do now is to deal with the consequences of the incident and help family members receive the bodies," Cau added.

Cau said police were treating the tragedy as a smuggling incident, rather than a case of people-trafficking, according to VNA.

Most of the victims were from the neighboring provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh, in north-central Vietnam, where poor job prospects, encouragement by authorities, smuggling gangs and environmental disaster all contribute to the wave of migrants.

On Friday, police in Ha Tinh said they had arrested two people and summoned others for questioning on suspicion of involvement in the incident.

The discovery of the bodies 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.

The alleged truck driver has already been charged over the deaths, and on Friday detectives said Eamon Harrison, 23, from Northern Ireland, was also accused of 39 counts of manslaughter as well as human trafficking and immigration offences.

On Sunday, a delegation of Vietnamese diplomats and police left for Britain where they were expected to meet with their British counterparts on Monday, Vietnam's official government website said on Monday.

(Reporting by Khanh Vu and Phuong Nguyen; Writing by James Pearson; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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