Hoang Thi Ai, 48, shows a picture of her son Hoang Van Tiep, who is suspected to be among the 39 people found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain. Photo: Reuters

Vietnam receives documents from UK to help identify suspected Essex truck victims

  • The eight women and 31 men found on Wednesday in a refrigerated container in Essex, southeast England, were originally identified as Chinese
  • But several Vietnamese families have since come forward saying that they fear their relatives are among the dead
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Hoang Thi Ai, 48, shows a picture of her son Hoang Van Tiep, who is suspected to be among the 39 people found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain. Photo: Reuters
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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

‘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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