By AFP More by this Author LondonBritish police said Thursday that 39 people found dead in a truck near London are believed to be Chinese nationals, in a case that has triggered national outrage over the people trafficking business.Emergency workers discovered the bodies early Wednesday inside the refrigerated container of a truck parked in an industrial area east of London, shortly after it had arrived on a ferry from Belgium.DRIVER SEIZEDPolice are conducting the country’s largest murder probe in more than a decade into what Prime Minister Boris Johnson described as an “unimaginable tragedy”.The local police force, who have arrested the truck’s driver on suspicion of murder, said eight of the dead were women and 31 were men. Related Stories 39 bodies found in lorry container in park Murder probe opened after 39 bodies found inside lorry in UK Advertisement “All are believed to be Chinese nationals,” Essex Police said in a statement.China’s foreign ministry said its embassy staff in London were heading to the scene “to verify this situation”.An embassy spokesperson said Chinese authorities had read the reports with a “heavy heart” and were in close contact with police “to seek clarification and confirmation”.The deaths echoed the discovery of… Read full this story
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