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All 39 Essex lorry victims confirmed to be Vietnamese nationals, 9 suspects detained

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 8, 2019 12:27

All 39 Essex lorry victims confirmed to be Vietnamese nationals, 9 suspects detained

All 39 people found dead in the Essex lorry incident were confirmed to be Vietnamese nationals and nine suspects have been detained, according to Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After a period of active coordination, examination and comparison of personal identities, as of Thursday evening, the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and British authorities have confirmed that all 39 victims found dead in a lorry in Essex were Vietnamese nationals, the ministry released on its official website.

The 39 victims have permanent residence in six Vietnamese localities of Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, and Thua Thien Hue, the ministry said. The spokesman added that Vietnamese authorities are urgently working with the British side to implement citizen protection measures and investigate the case.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 8, 2019 12:27

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