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Vietnamese bodies in UK lorry deaths returned to Hanoi

The bodies of 16 of the 39 Vietnamese asylum seekers who died in a lorry in the UK have been repatriated.

Media reports from Hanoi say the bodies arrived on a flight from London.

They were transferred by ambulances to their home provinces in the south of the city.


The 39 victims – 31 men and eight women – were found in the back of a refrigerated lorry at Grays in East London.

The driver and several other suspects have been arrested and appeared in court.

They are accused of trafficking people and money laundering.







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