British forensics officers work on the truck, which was found to contain the bodies of 39 people, at an industrial estate east of London in 2019. File photo: AP British forensics officers work on the truck, which was found to contain the bodies of 39 people, at an industrial estate east of London in 2019. File photo: AP
British forensics officers work on the truck, which was found to contain the bodies of 39 people, at an industrial estate east of London in 2019. File photo: AP
UK truck deaths

Four people smugglers jailed for decades over deaths of 39 Vietnamese found in UK truck

  • The leader of the group Ronan Hughes was sentenced to 20 years while another major figure Gheorghe Nica got 27
  • The bodies of the migrants – some as young as 15 – were discovered in the back of a truck at a port near London in 2019

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British forensics officers work on the truck, which was found to contain the bodies of 39 people, at an industrial estate east of London in 2019. File photo: AP British forensics officers work on the truck, which was found to contain the bodies of 39 people, at an industrial estate east of London in 2019. File photo: AP
British forensics officers work on the truck, which was found to contain the bodies of 39 people, at an industrial estate east of London in 2019. File photo: AP
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