Family members mourn one of the 39 Vietnamese found dead in a truck in Britain. Photo: AFP

Why are so many Vietnamese risking their lives with human traffickers to reach the UK?

  • The deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated truck found in Essex highlight the risks many are prepared to take to find work in Britain
  • But they are just the tip of the iceberg; thousands of others work illegally in cannabis farms, nail bars and restaurants
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Family members mourn one of the 39 Vietnamese found dead in a truck in Britain. Photo: AFP
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.