Aerial view of truck in which 39 bodies were found
An alarm rang today in Essex , Great Britain, as 39 bodies were found inside a truck.
Specifically, British police said the bodies of 39 people were found today in a truck container in an industrial park in east London. According to the BBC, one teenager is among the victims.
According to international media reports, the 25-year-old driver from Northern Ireland was arrested as a suspected murderer. The vehicle is believed to have arrived in Great Britain from Bulgaria, via Holliday, Wales, on Saturday.
Patrols have closed the area where the truck with 39 corpses was found
“This is a tragic incident where a large number of people have died. Our investigations are continuing to determine what happened, ”said a police officer. “We are in the process of identifying the victims, but I foresee that this can be a long process. We are continuing our investigations, ”added Police Chief Andrew Mariner.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his disgust shortly after the discovery of 39 corpses in the truck’s container.
“I express my disgust with this tragic event in Essex. I am constantly informed by the Home Office and we will work closely with the Essex Police to find out exactly what happened, “Johnson said. “My thoughts go out to all those who lost their lives and their loved ones,” the British prime minister added.
For her part, British Home Secretary Pratty Patel expressed her sadness. “Shocked and saddened by this utterly tragic event,” Patel wrote on Twitter. “Essex police arrested one person and we have to give them space to carry out their investigations.”
Source – iefimerida.gr