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World UK police identify truck victims; 10 teenagers among 39 dead

17:45  08 november  2019
17:45  08 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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UK police said Friday that 10 teenagers were among the 39 Vietnamese found dead in a truck container in southeast England, including two "Our priority has been to identify the victims , to preserve the dignity of those who have died and to support the victims ' friends and families."

UPDATE: UK truck victims were Chinese. UK police on Wednesday announced the discovery of 39 dead Authorities are now working to identify the 38 adults and one teenager . UK police believe the trailer of the truck traveled from Zeebrugge, Belgium, into the port of Purfleet in the east of England.

LONDON (AP) — Ten teenagers were among the 39 Vietnamese found dead in a truck container in southeast England last month, local police said Friday while relaying for the first time details of those who died.

Candles are laid out as priest of the Vietnamese Catholic Cathedral in east London, Father Simon Thang Duc Nguyen speaks at The Holy Name and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, London's Vietnamese church, in east London.  Saturday Nov. 2, 2019, during a service and vigil to honor the 39 victims who died in a refrigerated truck container found on Oct. 23. The community is mourning the unidentified victims, who were trying to enter Britain in hopes of finding opportunity. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)© Provided by The Associated Press Candles are laid out as priest of the Vietnamese Catholic Cathedral in east London, Father Simon Thang Duc Nguyen speaks at The Holy Name and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, London's Vietnamese church, in east London. Saturday Nov. 2, 2019, during a service and vigil to honor the 39 victims who died in a refrigerated truck container found on Oct. 23. The community is mourning the unidentified victims, who were trying to enter Britain in hopes of finding opportunity. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

The scope of the tragedy became clear as police released the names and ages of those who died in one of Britain's worst incidents of people smuggling.

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LONDON – Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. “We are in the process of identifying the victims , however, I anticipate that this could be a lengthy process.” Police have closed access to and

Two of the dead were only 15, while the oldest was 44. Some 20 of the victims came from one province — Nghe An in north central Vietnam, around 200 kilometers (120 miles) south of Hanoi.

Police suggested they waited until the entire identification process was complete before releasing details of those who died.

"Our priority has been to identify the victims, to preserve the dignity of those who have died and to support the victims' friends and families," said Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith.

"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."

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The bodies of 39 people, 38 adults and one teenager , have been found in a truck container in We are in the process of identifying the victims , however, I anticipate that this could be a lengthy The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has stated that the truck in which the UK police found the dead bodies

British Police forensic officers work by a lorry, believed to have originated from Bulgaria, containing Emergency services were called to the site at around 1.40am BST to discover the 39 victims in a Early indications suggest 38 are adults and one a teenager . A police cordon has been set up and

The authorities worked with Vietnamese police and the coroner to identify the bodies found Oct. 23 in the back of a truck in an industrial park in the English town of Grays.

Police said last week that all of the victims were Vietnamese citizens. DNA samples were taken from families in Vietnam who suspected their missing relatives had been on that truck.

Some of the names had emerged in news reports before, among them Pham Thi Tra My, a 26-year-old woman whose heartbreaking final text message to her mother vividly brought home the scale of the tragedy. Her family had been unable to contact her since the text arrived saying she was suffocating.

"I'm so sorry mom and dad.... My journey abroad doesn't succeed," she wrote. "Mom, I love you and dad very much. I'm dying because I can't breathe .... Mom, I'm so sorry."

The 31 men and eight women are believed to have paid people traffickers for their clandestine transit into England. British police have charged 25-year-old Maurice Robinson, from Northern Ireland, with 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. They say he drove the cab of the truck to Purfleet, England, where it picked up the container, which had arrived by ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

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The 39 people found dead in the back of a truck near London were Chinese, police said on Thursday, as they continued to question the driver of the vehicle

Police are also working to identify the victims . Chinese nationals: Police have said the eight women and 31 men inside the truck were Chinese. A Vietnamese government source tells CNN that they have been contacted by a father who fears his daughter is among the dead in the Essex truck incident.

In Ireland, 22-year-old Eamonn Harrison was arrested on a British warrant. Essex Police in Britain said they had started extradition proceedings to bring him to the U.K. to face charges of manslaughter. Several others have been arrested in Vietnam.

Families in Vietnam have set up altars with incense and photos of their loved ones, praying for their return. The tragedy has also deeply affected the Vietnamese community in the U.K., who gathered last week for a candlelight vigil at the Church of the Holy Name and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in east London to mourn the dead.

Father Simon Thang Duc Nguyen, a Roman Catholic priest who organized the ceremony, said the community never thought such a great number of people could die in a single incident.

"It's a funeral for a whole nation, not only of a family," he said. "It's a funeral ... for people across the world."

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Associated Press writer Giap Nguyen in London contributed to this report.

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