British police confirmed that they have identified the bodies of all 39 people who were found dead in a truck in Essex and have notified their families, Reuters reported.
"This is an important step in the investigation and enables us to work with our Vietnamese police colleagues to support the families of those victims." a senior officer in charge of the inquiry said.
British police said today that they now believe all 39 people who were found dead in the truck discovered in Essex last week are Vietnamese, Reuters reported.
"At this time, we believe the victims are Vietnamese nationals, and we are in contact with the Vietnamese government," Essex police Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith said on Twitter.
British police have charged a driver with murder after finding a lorry driven from Bulgaria containing 39 dead bodies.
Essex Police apprehended the 25-year-old driver from Northern Ireland in an industrial park in Grays, Essex County, in the east of England, and said he had driven the lorry from Bulgaria.
A 22-year-old man was arrested in the course of an investigation about a missing Bulgarian in the UK, the BBC reported.
The man was detained on Monday for suspected murder in connection with the disappearance of the Bulgarian. He is on bail until May 23rd. The Bulgarian at the age of 27 was last seen in the Lakeside shopping center in Essex on February 8th.