Police and forensic officers investigate the lorry in which 39 bodies were discovered in the trailer a week ago last Wednesday morning in Grays, Essex. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Vietnam said on Saturday that human traffickers must be strictly dealt with as the Southeast Asian country was informed that several of its citizens w(...)

Ronan Hughes (40) and his brother Christopher (34), from Armagh, whom British police said were crucial to their inquiries. Photograph: HO/Essex Police/AFP via Getty

Police in Essex now believe all 39 migrants found dead in the back of a lorry in the UK last week were from Vietnam. “We believe the victims are Viet(...)

 Pham Van Thin (right) and Nguyen Thi Phong (left), father and mother of Pham Thi Tra My, who is believed to be among the 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeastern England, are seen in their home in Vietnam. Photograph:  EPA

The family of a young Vietnamese woman thought to be among the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex said she dismissed their pleas not to travel(...)