British police launched the names of the 39 Vietnamese victims, together with three boys, discovered lifeless behind a truck close to London in October and stated consultations had begun with Hanoi over repatriation of the our bodies.
The 31 males and eight girls had been present in a truck container on an industrial property in Grays, Essex, not removed from docks on the River Thames, within the early hours of October 23.
Police stated final week they believed all had been Vietnamese and introduced on November they’d accomplished the identification course of with Vietnamese officers, revealing that 9 of the victims had been youngsters.
Two had been aged simply 15 and one other was 17, whereas the oldest was 44.
“This was an incredibly important process and our team has been working hard to bring answers to worried families who fear their loved one may be among those whose tragic journey ended on our shores,” stated Tim Smith, the Assistant Chief Constable of Essex Police. “It remained of paramount importance to us to ensure that an individuals next of kin were informed and that they were given some time to absorb this tragic news before we publicly confirmed their loved ones identity.”
Police stated the Vietnamese and British governments had been engaged on how one can obtain repatriation of the our bodies. The precise explanation for the deaths has not but been disclosed.
The victims had been discovered not lengthy after the container arrived in Britain from Zeebrugge in Belgium. The refrigerated unit was picked up at Purfleet dock, east of London, whereas police consider the truck cab was pushed over from Eire.
The truck driver, from Northern Eire, has been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to site visitors folks, and cash laundering. A second man has been charged with the identical offences and British authorities at the moment are within the strategy of making an attempt to extradite him from Dublin.
They’re additionally looking for two brothers from Northern Eire whereas Vietnamese police have arrested 10 folks there in reference to the deaths.
Police named the victims as follows:
From Ha Tinh Province:
Pham Thi Tra My, 26; Nguyen Dinh Lurong, 20; Nguyen Huy Phong, 35; Vo Nhan Du, 19; Tran Manh Hung, 37; Tran Khanh Tho, 18; Vo Van Linh, 25; Nguyen Van Nhan, 33; Bui Phan Thang, 37 and Nguyen Huy Hung, 15.
From Nghe An Province:
Tran Thi Tho, 21; Bui Thi Nhung, 19; Vo Ngoc Nam, 28; Nguyen Dinh Tu, 26; Le Van Ha, 30; Tran Thi Ngoc, 19; Nguyen Van Hung, 33; Hoang Van Tiep, 18; Cao Tien Dung, 37; Cao Huy Thanh, 33; Tran Thi Mai Nhung, 18; Nguyen Minh Quang, 20.
Additionally from Nghe An:
Pham Thi Ngoc Oanh, 28; Hoang Van Hoi, 24; Nguyen Tho Tuan, 25; Dang Huu Tuyen, 22; Nguyen Trong Thai, 26; Nguyen Van Hiep, 24; Nguyen Thi Van, 35; Tran Hai Loc, 35.
Le Trong Thanh, 44, from Dien Chau; Duong Minh Tuan, 27, from Quang Binh; Nguyen Ngoc Ha, 32, from Quang Binh; Nguyen Tien Dung, 33, from Quang Binh; Phan Thi Thanh, 41, from Hai Phong; Nguyen Ba Vu Hung, 34, from Thua Tien Hue; Dinh Dinh Thai Quyen, 18, from Hai Phong; Tran Ngoc Hieu, 17, from Hai Duong; Dinh Dinh Binh 15, from Hai Phong.