U.K. Police Say 39 Bodies Found In Essex Trailer Are Believed To Be Chinese Nationals – NPR

Police and forensic officers investigate a truck and refrigerated trailer where 39 bodies were discovered in Thurrock, England. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Leon Neal/Getty Images Police and forensic officers investigate a truck and refrigerated trailer where 39 bodies were discovered in Thurrock, England. Leon Neal/Getty Images British police say the 39 bodies […]

What We Know About the U.K. Truck Deaths – The New York Times

How did they die? That is unknown at this point. If the container unit was turned on, the people inside could have frozen to death, because the unit could reach temperatures as low as minus 13 Fahrenheit. If the unit was turned off, they could have suffocated, because there would have been no ventilation. And […]

Essex lorry deaths: What security is at UK’s ports? – BBC News

Image copyright PA Media Police are working to identify the bodies of 39 people found in a lorry in Essex. It is thought the vehicle came into the UK from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, a known route for people smuggling. Why are some ports unmanned? The lorry container in which the bodies were discovered […]

How some of the UK’s ports are not watched – BBC News

Image copyright PA Media Police are working to identify the bodies of 39 people found in a lorry in Essex. It is thought the vehicle came into the UK from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, a known route for people smuggling. What is security like at UK ports? The lorry container in which the bodies […]

UK police discover 39 dead bodies in truck – DW (English)

UK police on Wednesday announced the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a truck container in Essex, a county in southeast England. The truck was found at an industrial park in Grays, east of London, by ambulance workers.  “This is a tragic incident where a large number of people have lost their lives,” Chief Superintendent Andrew […]

Why do people risk their lives to get to the UK? – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bodies of 39 people were found in the back of a lorry parked on an industrial estate in Grays The exact circumstances of how 39 people came to be found dead in a lorry container on an industrial estate in Essex are yet to be confirmed, but questions have […]

39 Found Dead in Truck in U.K., Prompting Murder Investigation – The New York Times

“If the lorry came from Bulgaria, getting into Britain via Holyhead is an unorthodox route,” Seamus Leheny, Northern Ireland policy manager for the Freight Transport Association, told the Press Association. He noted that as security checks have increased at ports like Dover and Calais, some may see it as an easier smuggling route to travel […]