Family members of one of the victims react to the news of their death from their home in Nghe An province, Vietnam. Photo: EPA

British police reveal 10 teens among 39 Vietnamese found dead in truck last month

  • The 31 men and eight women are believed to have paid people traffickers for their clandestine transit into England
  • The scope of the tragedy became clear as police released the names and ages of those who died in one of Britain’s worst incidents of people smuggling
Topic |   UK truck deaths

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Family members of one of the victims react to the news of their death from their home in Nghe An province, Vietnam. Photo: EPA
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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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