Police at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Essex, Britain. Photo: ReutersPolice at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Essex, Britain. Photo: Reuters
Police at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Essex, Britain. Photo: Reuters

Essex truck deaths: why are so many Chinese and Vietnamese being trafficked to the UK?

  • The discovery of 39 dead migrants in a refrigerated truck in Britain highlights a rise in modern slavery cases featuring Chinese and Vietnamese victims
  • Those figures are the tip of the iceberg. Many more are hidden in the shadows of illicit cannabis farms, nail bars and brothels
Topic |   UK truck deaths
Police at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Essex, Britain. Photo: ReutersPolice at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Essex, Britain. Photo: Reuters
Police at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Essex, Britain. Photo: Reuters
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