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39 bodies found by truck in Britain are Chinese

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The 39 bodies found in a truck in Britain are Chinese nationals, British media reported on Thursday.

The victims were found inside a truck container in Grays, Essex, east of London, shortly after arriving on a ferry from Belgium.

The Essex police, who work with officials from the Department of Immigration that the priority is to try to identify the victims, who are believed to be 38 adults and one teenager.

The truck was transported to a safer area near Tilbury Harbor on Wednesday to remove the bodies.

AFP tried to contact Essex police and the Chinese embassy in London for comment, but to no avail.

In 2000, the bodies of 58 Chinese secret migrants were found inside a Dutch truck in the British port of Dover, while only two survived.

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