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The case of the discovery of 39 bodies of immigrants into the UK: Message from the British Ambassador

Police blockade the scene of a container truck containing 39 bodies in the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, East London, England, on October 23, 2019. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

Accordingly, the Ambassador affirmed: This is one of the most difficult weeks for the Ambassador in his career as a diplomat when watching the horrific tragedy in Essex, suburban London (UK) and witnessing the Concerned about this incident in Vietnam.

According to Ambassador Gareth Ward, he and the British Embassy officials in Hanoi have been working day and night with colleagues in the UK and Vietnam. The Ambassador stated: "It is sad that I must announce that at this time, the Essex police believe that the victims are Vietnamese citizens. As a father, brother, husband and son, I am not Can imagine the feeling of losing your loved ones in this way and in a place so far away from home. "

The ambassador added that although the UK authorities could not identify any victims at this time, Essex police will continue to work closely with the Government of Vietnam and other agencies. It is important to identify victims and be willing to assist all those affected by this tragedy.

The ambassador said: "These crimes often take place in the dark and we don't hear about them often. That's why we are shocked to watch the details of the incident on television. In addition to mourning the dead, we should also think about the next people who might be exploited by trafficking criminals to prevent a similar tragedy from happening. "

Confirming this is a wake-up call for everyone in the UK, in Vietnam and around the world, Ambassador Gareth Ward pledged, the investigation is ongoing, the Ambassador will work with his colleagues. do your best to protect the dignity of the victims.

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