Vietnamese families bury first victims of UK truck tragedy | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:57 PM, November 28, 2019

Vietnamese families bury first victims of UK truck tragedy

Throngs of weeping relatives yesterday buried the first of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain last month, in emotional ceremonies for the young victims whose deaths have rattled their rural towns. The first of the remains arrived in Vietnam from London on a commercial flight Wednesday, closing a weeks-long, agonising wait by families eager to have their children back home. All 31 men and eight women found dead in a refrigerated trailer in Essex on October 23 were Vietnamese. The tragedy has shone a grim light on the dangers of illegal migration into Britain, a top spot for many young Vietnamese hoping for better lives. Some families told AFP they borrowed tens of thousands of dollars to send their children to Europe.

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