LONDON: All 39 our bodies found in a refrigerated truck outdoors London final month have now been recognized as residents of Vietnam, British police and Vietnamese officers stated on Thursday.
The Vietnamese embassy in London stated it was “in deep sorrow” over the affirmation that the 31 males and eight ladies found dead in the again of a truck on October 23 were from the southeast Asian nation.
“Once again, we would like to convey our profound condolences and sympathy to the bereaved families,” it stated in a press release.
It added that its employees and a Vietnamese authorities delegation would “provide consular protection and support for the bereaved families in order to bring their loved ones home at the earliest time”.
Essex Police, the native power investigating the ugly discovery, confirmed that the victims’ households had been knowledgeable, with out making additional remark.
The victims were found in the early hours of October 23 on a truck that had entered Britain on a ferry from Belgium.
Essex Police had initially stated the victims were believed to be Chinese language nationals, till a number of Vietnamese households got here ahead to say they feared their kin were on board.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Safety additionally confirmed Thursday that each one 39 were from the nation, noting they hailed from six provinces.
Police in Britain have charged the 25-year-previous driver of the refrigerated lorry, from Northern Eire, with manslaughter, cash laundering and conspiracy to help illegal immigration.
They’re additionally in the method of extraditing one other suspect from Eire and looking for others probably concerned.
Vietnam has held 11 folks in reference to the deaths for serving to folks journey overseas with the intention of staying abroad illegally. None have been formally charged.


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