LONDON — All 39 individuals who have been found lifeless in a refrigerated trailer in southeast England final month have been recognized, the police stated on Thursday.

The authorities didn’t reveal the names of the eight girls and 31 males whose our bodies have been present in a trailer in an industrial park in Grays, Essex, on Oct. 23. However the households of the victims have been notified, in response to a assertion from the Essex Police.

The police confirmed that every one the victims — who have been believed to have been transported to England by means of a worldwide human-trafficking community — have been from Vietnam.

Though Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith of Essex Police, the senior police officer in command of the investigation into the deaths, described the identifications as an “vital step” within the inquiry, some Vietnamese households whose lacking kinfolk fell silent two weeks in the past didn’t look ahead to formal identification earlier than starting to grieve.

The Vietnamese Embassy in London additionally launched an announcement on Thursday expressing “deep sorrow” over the deaths.

Essex Police stated additional updates on the case of the 39 deaths could be given sooner or later. However, Mr. Smith’s assertion stated, “It is just proper that we offer a possibility for members of the family to absorb the information confirming the demise of their family members earlier than releasing any additional data.”

The British and Vietnamese authorities have labored carefully collectively to piece collectively why the 39 folks died and the way they’d traveled from Vietnam to Grays, a city 25 miles east of London.

The police in Vietnam detained eight folks on Monday, including to an rising tally of arrests in reference to the case.

In Britain, the driving force of the truck, Maurice Robinson, 25, of Northern Eire, was arrested final month and charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, along with conspiracy to visitors folks, conspiracy to help illegal immigration and cash laundering.

One other truck driver from Northern Eire, Eamon Harrison, 22, was arrested final week and likewise charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, human trafficking and immigration offenses.

Two brothers from Northern Eire, Ronan and Christopher Hughes, are additionally wished on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking in reference to the case, and the police have appealed to the pair at hand themselves in and help the authorities with the investigation.

When the 39 our bodies have been found, the case prompted shock waves all over the world, however there are indicators that it has not deterred different human-trafficking and smuggling {efforts}.

In Belgium, 11 males from Syria and one from Sudan have been discovered alive final month by the police within the refrigerated trailer of a truck, and 41 males and boys have been found by the Greek police in an identical scenario throughout a routine freeway verify on Monday.

Megan Specia contributed reporting.



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