February 19, 2020 | 11:10 AM IST
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UK cops find 39 bodies in truck container in London

British police on Wednesday found about 39 bodies in a truck container at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, in London. The police said that the truck was coming from Bulgaria and entered Britain at Holyhead in Wales on Saturday.
Essex Police Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner said that the process of identifying the victims was on, but it could be a lengthy one. He informed that of the 39 victims, 38 were adults and one was a teenager.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was ‘appalled’ and said that his sympathies were with the victims’ families. His tweet read, “I’m appalled by this tragic incident in Essex. I am receiving regular updates and the Home Office will work closely with Essex Police as we establish exactly what has happened. My thoughts are with all those who lost their lives & their loved ones.”
The truck driver is said to be a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The British police are further probing the case.

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