Nguyen Dinh Gia (right), father of Nguyen Dinh Luong, one of the suspected truck death victims, is embraced by a friend at his home in Ha Tinh province, Vietnam, on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

UK truck deaths: families of missing Vietnamese migrants stuck with crippling debt

  • Parents borrowed thousands of dollars to pay for children’s flights, fake passports and truck rides
  • British police seek two Northern Irish brothers on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking
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Nguyen Dinh Gia (right), father of Nguyen Dinh Luong, one of the suspected truck death victims, is embraced by a friend at his home in Ha Tinh province, Vietnam, on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
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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
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Police at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Essex, Britain. Photo: Reuters
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