Thursday, 14 Nov 2019

Essex lorry deaths – Two boys, 15, were among 39 migrants found dead in Essex lorry as cops release victims' names

COPS today released the names of all 39 people found dead in the back of a death-trap lorry in Essex last month – including two 15-year-old boys.

Nguyen Huy Hung and Dinh Dinh Binh were the youngest Vietnamese victims in the refrigerated container after it left Zeebrugge in Belgium.

Many families had already shared their fears their loved ones were on the doomed container as police launched one of Britain's biggest murder investigations.

Among those today confirmed dead is 15-year-old Nguyen Huy Hung.

His family had already expressed fears he was in the lorry after being unable to contact him since he was supposed to have left for the UK.

It is believed his parents are already in England and had paid £10,000 to get their youngest son into the country.

Pham Thi Tra My, 26, has also been confirmed as one of the dead after she texted her mum to say she was "dying".

The family of 19-year-old Anna Bui Thi Nhung – who was another among the devastating list confirmed by police today – said they had paid smugglers £8,000 to get her into the UK.

Graduate Nguyen Van Hung, 33, hadn't told his parents how he was getting to the UK. They last heard from him when he texted them to say he was "going by taxi" to get to England.

They are just some of the tragic stories of the 39 people found dead in the container after it travelled 173-miles from Belgium to Purfleet, Essex before being opened in Grays.

Essex Police today confirmed formal identification had been established.

LIVES LOST

Pham Thi Tra My, 26-year-old woman from Ha Tinh

Nguyen Dinh Lurong, 20-year-old man from Ha Tinh

Nguyen Huy Phong, 35-year-old man from Ha Tinh

Vo Nhan Du, 19-year-old man from Ha Tinh

Tran Manh Hung, 37-year-old man from Ha Tinh

Tran Khanh Tho, 18-year-old man from Ha Tinh

Vo Van Linh, 25-year-old man from Ha Tinh

Nguyen Van Nhan, 33-year-old man from Ha Tinh

Bui Phan Thang, 37-year-old man from Ha Tinh

Nguyen Huy Hung, 15-year-old boy from Ha Tinh

Tran Thi Tho, 21-year-old woman from Nghe An

Bui Thi Nhung, 19-year-old woman from Nghe An

Vo Ngoc Nam, 28-year-old man from Nghe An

Nguyen Dinh Tu, 26-year-old man from Nghe An

Le Van Ha, 30-year-old man from Nghe An

Tran Thi Ngoc, 19-year-old woman from Nghe An

Nguyen Van Hung, 33-year-old man from Nghe An

Hoang Van Tiep, 18-year-old man from Nghe An

Cao Tien Dung, 37-year-old man from Nghe An

Cao Huy Thanh, 33-year-old man from Nghe An

Tran Thi Mai Nhung, 18-year-old woman from Nghe An

Nguyen Minh Quang, 20-year-old man from Nghe An

Le Trong Thanh, 44-year-old man from Dien Chau

Pham Thi Ngoc Oanh, 28-year-old woman from Nghe An

Hoang Van Hoi, 24-year-old man from Nghe An

Nguyen Tho Tuan, 25-year-old man from Nghe An

Dang Huu Tuyen, 22-year-old man from Nghe An

Nguyen Trong Thai, 26-year-old man from Nghe An

Nguyen Van Hiep, 24-year-old man from Nghe An

Nguyen Thi Van, 35-year-old woman from Nghe An

Tran Hai Loc, 35-year-old man from Nghe An

Duong Minh Tuan, 27-year-old man from Quang Binh

Nguyen Ngoc Ha, 32-year-old man from Quang Binh

Nguyen Tien Dung, 33-year-old man from Quang, Binh

Phan Thi Thanh, 41-year-old woman from Hai Phong

Nguyen Ba Vu Hung, 34-year-old man from Thua Tien Hue

Dinh Dinh Thai Quyen, 18-year-old man from Hai Phong

Tran Ngoc Hieu, 17-year-old boy from Hai Duong

Dinh Dinh Binh, 15-year-old boy from Hai Phong

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith said: "This was an incredibly important process and our team has been working hard to bring answers to worried families who fear their loved one may be among those whose tragic journey ended on our shores.

"Our priority has been to identify the victims, to preserve the dignity of those who have died and to support the victims’ friends and families."

Authorities are now working to repatriate the victims back home.

Lorry driver Mo Robinson, 25, was charged with 39 counts of manslaughter.

Police also executed a European Arrest Warrant in Dublin on November 1, charging Eamonn Harrison, 22, of , Northern Ireland, with manslaughter, as well as human trafficking and immigration offences.

Essex cops also released an appeal for brothers Ronan Hughes, 40n and Christopher Hughes, 34 from Armagh, Northern Ireland to come forward as they continued their investigations.








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