A relative lights an incense stick in front of a portrait of Bui Thi Nhung, who is feared to be among the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain, inside her house in Vietnam. Photo: AFP

Driver charged over Essex truck deaths as UK police ask Vietnamese to help identify victims

  • Maurice Robinson from Northern Ireland faces 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people and money laundering
  • Irish police on Saturday arrested a fifth person in connection with the investigation
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A relative lights an incense stick in front of a portrait of Bui Thi Nhung, who is feared to be among the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain, inside her house in Vietnam. Photo: AFP
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Hoang Thi Thuong, wife of Nguyen Dinh Tu who is a suspected truck death victim, with her son at their home in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters

Hanoi orders probe as majority of Essex truck death victims likely from Vietnam

  • The victims, who are believed to come from impoverished provinces of Ha Tinh and Nghe An, may have been travelling on false Chinese passports
  • Prime Minister Phuc ordered the police to launch an investigation into alleged human trafficking activities
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Hoang Thi Thuong, wife of Nguyen Dinh Tu who is a suspected truck death victim, with her son at their home in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
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