Public Security Ministry: 39 dead victims in Essex lorry are Vietnamese hinh anh 1At the scene in Essex (Photo: AFP)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and UK police announced on November 7 that all 39 victims found dead in a container truck in Essex, the northeast of London, UK on October 23, are Vietnamese.

The Ministry of Public Security said the victims were from Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Thua Thien – Hue.

The ministry expressed profound condolences to families of the victims, and affirmed that Vietnamese competent agencies are working closely with the UK authorities to conduct citizen protection measures and promptly investigate the case.

The Vietnamese Embassy in the UK also issued a statement expressing deep sorrow at the news and extended sympathy to the victims’ families.

The embassy pledged to coordinate with the Government delegation now working in the UK and relevant agencies of both Vietnam and the UK to help the families take the victims’ remains home at the earliest possible.

Families that need support could contact the citizen protection hotline at 84 981 84 84 84, or the embassy’s hotline at 44 7713 181 501./.