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.
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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