In the UK, the driver of a truck in which 39 people were found dead has appeared in court charged with manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. Many of the victims are thought to be from Vietnam, where the case is causing immeasurable anguish.
British prosecutors have charged a 23-year-old man over the deaths of 39 people from Vietnam in a refrigeration truck. The case has highlighted the dangers of illegal migration to Britain.
Two people were arrested in Vietnam and one in Ireland as the UK probes the deaths of 39 migrants discovered in Essex. All victims are now believed to be Vietnamese. Police called on two haulier brothers to come forward.
Vietnam and the UK are working to repatriate the 39 bodies of Vietnamese victims who were found dead in the back of a lorry in October. The remains of 16 victims have arrived in the country to grieving relatives.
Vietnamese police have taken hair and blood samples from potential relatives of the victims found in the back of a lorry near London last week. Catholic churches held candle-lit prayers in northern Vietnam.
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