Essex lorry deaths: Police title 39 Vietnamese victims

Pham Thi Tra My and Nguyen Dinh Luong

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Pham Thi Tra My, 26, and Nguyen Dinh Luong, 20, have been among the many victims

The names of all 39 Vietnamese nationals who have been discovered useless in a refrigerated lorry in Essex have been launched by police.


Ten youngsters, together with two 15-year-old boys, have been among the many victims.

Their our bodies have been present in a lorry trailer in an industrial park in Grays on 23 October.


Essex coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray mentioned: “Might I take this chance to supply my deepest condolences to the victims’ households.”

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith mentioned: “This was an extremely essential course of and our workforce has been working onerous to carry solutions to fearful households who concern their beloved one could also be amongst these whose tragic journey ended on our shores.

“Our precedence has been to determine the victims, to protect the dignity of those that have died and to assist the victims’ mates and households.”

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Bui Thi Nhung, 19, from Nghe An province, was additionally discovered useless within the lorry

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The our bodies have been found in a lorry trailer within the early hours of 23 October

Pham Thi Tra My, 26, despatched her household a message on the night time of 22 October – the day earlier than the 39 folks have been discovered useless – saying she couldn’t breathe and her “journey to a international land has failed”.

Le Minh Tuan, the daddy of 30-year-old Le Van Ha, who comes from an agricultural a part of Vietnam, beforehand instructed the BBC he was satisfied his son was among the many useless.

Evaluation

By Danny Shaw, BBC dwelling affairs correspondent

The method of figuring out those that died within the container has taken simply over two weeks.

An Identification Fee, overseen by the coroner for Essex, used fingerprints, DNA, dental data and distinctive physique markings resembling tattoos and scars to verify the victims’ names.

Most of those that died have been of their 20s and 30s; there have been 10 youngsters; and two have been of their early 40s. Eight have been girls.

All of the victims got here from central or northern Vietnam.

Police say the authorities are actually discussing preparations for the our bodies to be repatriated.

The our bodies have been discovered on the Waterglade Industrial Property in a container which had been shipped to close by Purfleet from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

Lorry driver Maurice Robinson, from Northern Eire, has appeared in courtroom charged with offences together with 39 counts of manslaughter.

Extradition proceedings have additionally begun towards 22-year-old Eamonn Harrison, who was arrested in Dublin on a European Arrest Warrant.

Police are additionally in search of two brothers from Northern Eire, Ronan and Christopher Hughes, who’re needed on suspicion of manslaughter and other people trafficking.

There have been 11 arrests in two provinces of Vietnam in reference to the deaths.

The victims are:

Pham Thi Tra My, 26-year-old lady from Ha Tinh
Nguyen Dinh Luong, 20-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Nguyen Huy Phong, 35-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Vo Nhan Du, 19-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Tran Manh Hung, 37-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Tran Khanh Tho, 18-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Vo Van Linh, 25-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Nguyen Van Nhan, 33-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Bui Phan Thang, 37-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Nguyen Huy Hung, 15-year-old boy from Ha Tinh
Tran Thi Tho, 21-year-old lady from Nghe An
Bui Thi Nhung, 19-year-old lady from Nghe An
Vo Ngoc Nam, 28-year-old man from Nghe An
Nguyen Dinh Tu, 26-year-old man from Nghe An
Le Van Ha, 30-year-old man from Nghe An
Tran Thi Ngoc, 19-year-old lady from Nghe An
Nguyen Van Hung, 33-year-old man from Nghe An
Hoang Van Tiep, 18-year-old man from Nghe An
Cao Tien Dung, 37-year-old man from Nghe An
Cao Huy Thanh, 33-year-old man from Nghe An
Tran Thi Mai Nhung, 18-year-old lady from Nghe An
Nguyen Minh Quang, 20-year-old man from Nghe An
Le Ngoc Thanh, 44-year-old man from Dien Chau
Pham Thi Ngoc Oanh, 28-year-old lady from Nghe An
Hoang Van Hoi, 24-year-old man from Nghe An
Nguyen Tho Tuan, 25-year-old man from Nghe An
Dang Huu Tuyen, 22-year-old man from Nghe An
Nguyen Trong Thai, 26-year-old man from Nghe An
Nguyen Van Hiep, 24-year-old man from Nghe An
Nguyen Thi Van, 35-year-old lady from Nghe An
Tran Hai Loc, 35-year-old man from Nghe An
Duong Minh Tuan, 27-year-old man from Quang Binh
Nguyen Ngoc Ha, 32-year-old man from Quang Binh
Nguyen Tien Dung, 33-year-old man from Quang, Binh
Phan Thi Thanh, 41-year-old lady from Hai Phong
Nguyen Ba Vu Hung, 34-year-old man from Thua Tien Hue
Dinh Dinh Thai Quyen, 18-year-old man from Hai Phong
Tran Ngoc Hieu, 17-year-old boy from Hai Duong
Dinh Dinh Binh, 15-year-old boy from Hai Phong