Police get blood, hairs from suspected truck victims’ relatives

Police in the central province of Ha Tinh and related agencies, local administration yesterday took hair and blood samples to get DNA from relatives of people who feared to be among the 39 who died in a trailer near London last week.

The trailer carrying 39 corpses is discovered in Essex (Photo: AP/VNA)

The trailer carrying 39 corpses is discovered in Essex (Photo: AP/VNA)

Police and local administration also shared the sadness with these families.
Samples of blood and hairs will be sent to London for tests.
So far, nine families in Can Loc District of Ha Tinh informed police about their fear of their relatives who lost contact on the way to London.
Before, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the Ministry of Public Security , the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the people’s committees of Nghe An and Ha Tinh to jump into investigation of human trafficking to have proper penalties on violators.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Vietnam in London have been required to work closely with competent agencies in London to identify the victims. Report of the case must be submitted to the PM before November 5.
Essex police announced it takes one week to identify the victims.
Irish truck driver Maurice Robinson has been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter in connection with the deaths of 39 migrants found in a refrigerated trailer in England earlier this week.
Essex police also arrested three other people including two men and one woman in connection with the investigation into the deaths of the 39 people whose bodies were found in the back the container truck. The three had been questioned on suspicion of manslaughter and people trafficking.

By staff writers – Translated by DAN THUY

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