Nguyen Dinh Gia fears his son Luong was among the 39 migrants found dead in a truck in Britain. Photo: Handout

‘I am sure he is dead’: In Vietnam, families contemplate the perilous journey of suspected Essex truck victims

  • Among the mourning are Nguyen Dinh Gia, 57, who received a call warning of his son’s death and asking for his sympathy
  • Local authorities in Vietnam warn people against illegal travel to Europe in search of better earnings, telling them to go to Japan or South Korea instead
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Nguyen Dinh Gia fears his son Luong was among the 39 migrants found dead in a truck in Britain. Photo: Handout
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Police have not yet offered an account of what might have happened, but the scene bore the markings of human trafficking. Photo: Reuters

Essex truck horror highlights risks desperate migrants take to reach UK

  • Campaigners say UK government crackdown has led some people to resort to desperate measures
  • British police launch murder investigation after discovery of 39 bodies in a container
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Police have not yet offered an account of what might have happened, but the scene bore the markings of human trafficking. Photo: Reuters
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