British police work with Vietnamese side on identification of truck deaths

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(VOVWORLD) - British media have reported that a container in which 39 migrants were found dead on October 23 was part of a convoy of three lorries carrying more than 100 illegal immigrants into the UK. 

At a press conference on Saturday, British police said they would work with relevant Vietnamese agencies on the identification of 39 dead migrants in Essex, Southeast of England. Earlier, British police said they had received information from Vietnamese families seeking their relatives during the time of the incident. Detective Chief Inspector Martin Pasmore said all the victims’ bodies were taken to hospitals for investigation and identification. The lorry driver, 25, was charged with conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and money laundering.  Shortly after a press conference outside Grays police station in Essex on Saturday, police in Ireland announced it had arrested a man in his early 20s at Dublin’s port wanted in relation to the case. Four people arrested earlier in the week remain in custody. Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Vietnam is supporting British police in the identification of the victims.