UK police have announced the discovery of 39 dead bodies on Wednesday in a truck container in Essex, a county in southeast England.
The 25-year-old driver of the lorry, reportedly from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies were found in an industrial park in Grays, east of London
The truck is believed to have come from Bulgaria and entered the United Kingdom in Holyhead, Wales on Saturday.
“This is a tragic incident where a large number of people have lost their lives,” Essex Police said in a statement, saying the fatalities were pronounced dead at the scene.
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