- United Kingdom: 39 bodies discovered in a refrigerated truck in Essex
The 39 people found dead in a refrigerated truck in an industrial estate in the town of Grays, in Essex (east of England), were of Chinese nationality, local media revealed Thursday.
Police have arrested the driver of the vehicle, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, whom the media has identified as Mo Robinson and who are interrogated by agents to clarify the circumstances of this event.
The lifeless bodies of the 38 adults and a teenager were found at dawn on Wednesday after agents received a call from emergency services
This terrible event has reminded the incident that took place in 2000, when the lifeless bodies of 58 citizens, also of Chinese nationality , were found in the container of a truck in Dover. Two managed to survive. The driver, a 33-year-old man of Dutch origin, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the context of an operation against a Chinese mafia dedicated to human trafficking.
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