LONDON: U.K. police found 39 bodies in a truck container which was parked at an Essex industrial park, located near London and launched an investigation, today on Wednesday.
According to initial reports, one of the victims was a teenager. The truck belongs to Bulgaria that entered the UK using Welsh port over the weekend.
Chief Superintendent, Andrew Mariner said, “We are in the process of identifying the victims, however I anticipate that this could be a lengthy process” adding “We have arrested the lorry driver in connection with the incident who remains in police custody as our inquiries continue.”
He further added, “this is a tragic incident where a large number of people have lost their lives. Our inquiries are ongoing to establish what has happened.”
According to police sources, 25-year-old truck driver was arrested on the “suspicion of murder.”
Police have also cordoned off the area and started the investigation with the help of local council.