The British police announced on Saturday that the 25-year-old driver of the truck in which 39 people were found last week is being charged with multiple manslaughter.
The truck driver was arrested by the British police on Friday. He is suspected of manslaughter of 39 people, conspiracy to facilitate human trafficking and money laundering.
The Irish police arrested a fifth suspect earlier in Dublin in connection with the incident involving the 39 deaths in the truck. It's about a Northern Irish man.
Two suspects were also arrested on Friday. The two are suspected of manslaughter and conspiracy to make human trafficking possible.
These detainees are a 38-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman. Previously, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland was arrested shortly after the discovery of the bodies. He is suspected of murder.
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Vietnamese prime minister orders research
On Saturday, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc instructed the local authorities to investigate the possible Vietnamese deaths in the truck found in London on October 23.
It was previously announced that all victims found were of Chinese nationality. Various worrying messages followed from the Vietnamese community. For example, some parents reported missing children. The British police reported earlier that it is indeed possible that a number of victims were from Vietnam.
The Vietnamese prime minister has also instructed the authorities to investigate possible human trafficking.
The British police had not yet completed the identification of the victims on Sunday and said that the completion of this "will take time". However, the police indicated that they would remain in close contact with the Vietnamese community.
Trailer came from Belgian Zeebrugge
The truck was found on the night of October 23 to October 24 in the British town of Grays. The 31 men and 8 women in the refrigerated trailer had already died before the emergency services found them. The trailer arrived that night from the Belgian town of Zeebrugge in the port of Purfleet, close to Grays. This journey takes ten hours.
Mayor Dirk de Fauw of Zeebrugge calls it very unlikely because of the security measures in the port that the group climbed into the trailer just before departure. He therefore suspects that the persons had already died before arriving at the coastal town.
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