Very Tragic And Heartbreaking News! Report reaching the world from is that, a lorry carrying 39 dead bodies has been found in Essex, southeast England.
It is believed the vehicle came from Bulgaria and may have entered the UK via Holyhead. It is not yet known if it was a freezer container, and also how long the migrants had been in there for and where they were picked from.
All 39 victims are yet to be identified. People are speculating that they might possible have been migrants smuggled into the country. This however had NOT been confirmed by the authorities YET.
According to Essex Police, they are investigating what led to the tragic death of 39 people in that lorry.
Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills has released a statement regarding this morning's tragic discovery.
We will continue to work alongside many other partner agencies to find out what led to these deaths.
— Essex Police (@EssexPoliceUK) October 23, 2019
I’m appalled by this tragic incident in Essex. I am receiving regular updates and the Home Office will work closely with Essex Police as we establish exactly what has happened. My thoughts are with all those who lost their lives & their loved ones.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 23, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with their families
Essex Police Detective Chief Constable Pippa Mills says the process of identifying the 39 people found dead inside a lorry in Grays is likely to be a "lengthy process".
She also appealed to anyone with any information to contact police. pic.twitter.com/FqmjASQ7xh
— ITV News Anglia (@itvanglia) October 23, 2019