Police in southeastern England say 39 people were found dead in a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. A 25year old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner said Wednesday, 23 October that authorities are in the process of trying to identify the 38 adults and one teenager. It is expected to be a time taking process.
Mariner says the truck entered the country on Saturday, 19 October and that police were working closely with our partners to investigate. A barrier has been put in place around Waterglade Industrial Park in Thurrock, which remains closed.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged in a tweet to work closely with Essex Police to establish exactly what happened.
“My thoughts are with all those who lost their lives and their loved ones,” he wrote.