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39 bodies found in truck container east of London: Police

REUTERS
Published : Oct 23, 2019, 2:43 pm IST
Updated : Oct 23, 2019, 2:44 pm IST

The driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, had been arrested.

Police said the truck was believed to have come from Bulgaria and to have entered Britain at Holyhead in Wales on Saturday. (Photo: Representational)
 Police said the truck was believed to have come from Bulgaria and to have entered Britain at Holyhead in Wales on Saturday. (Photo: Representational)

London: British police said they had arrested a man on suspicion of murder after the bodies of 39 people were found on Wednesday in a truck container at an industrial estate to the east of London.

Police said the truck was believed to have come from Bulgaria and to have entered Britain at Holyhead in Wales on Saturday. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, had been arrested, they said. "We are in the process of identifying the victims, however I anticipate that this could be a lengthy process," said Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner.

Tags: murder, uk truck
Location: United Kingdom, England, London