Essex truck deaths: 26 people arrested in France and Belgium

Suspects arrested in connection with deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants last year

Police drive the tractor and trailer from the scene in Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, Britain, last year. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

Police drive the tractor and trailer from the scene in Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, Britain, last year. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

 

The French prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday that 26 people had been arrested in France and Belgium in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a truck near London last year.

The dead, including two 15-year-old boys, were found on an industrial estate about 20 miles (32 km) east of London last October. – Reuters

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