New progress has been made in the UK’s “39-person tragedy of frozen trucks”. The Vietnamese official revealed yesterday (29th) that it has provided the British with a list of 14 suspected victims, and the confirmation process may take several weeks.
According to the British "Daily Mail" reported on October 29, a Vietnamese government spokesman said that the names of the 14 people have been sent to the British through the British Embassy in Hanoi, and officially confirmed the identity of the deceased.
Last weekend, officials have collected samples of their hair and nails for DNA analysis. Some families also provide photos that describe special marks such as moles or scars.
In addition, the British police also provided the Vietnamese government with four names, and they are believed to have confirmed their identity.
The case exchange procedure has been initiated and the police believe that identity verification will be a lengthy process that may take several weeks.
The names of the nine suspected victims reported by their families are: 15-year-old Nguyen Huy Hung, 26-year-old Pham Tra My, 33-year-old Hung Nguyen, 19-year-old Anna Bui Thi Nhung, 26-year-old Nguyen Dinh Tu, 30-year-old Le Van Ha, 28-year-old Vo Ngoc Nam, 20-year-old Joseph Nguyen Dinh Luong and 18-year-old Hoang Van Tiep. At the same time, the Vietnamese police have confirmed the identity of the other five.
One of the youngest victims, the 15-year-old Ngyuen Huy Hung’s family, said his parents are already in the UK. He had planned to start from Hejing Province and spent two months reuniting with them.
Vietnamese officials also said on the 29th that two rural provinces and 28 Vietnamese families are worried that their victims will have their own relatives. According to government sources, 18 of the reported missing persons were from Nghe An Province and another 10 were from Hejing Province, which are less than 50 miles apart.
These families all pointed out that their loved ones tried to enter the UK illegally with the help of traffickers and had contact with their homes before October 21.
Viet Nam has set up a telephone hotline for families to report missing persons. The British ambassador to Vietnam, Gareth Ward, also met with Vietnamese officials to discuss cooperation and confirm the identity of the victims.
At the same time, the family of 20-year-old suspected victim Nguyen Dinh Luoung revealed that after the tragedy, some traffickers in France contacted them and promised to refund part of the £11,000 smuggling fee.
In response, experts suggest that criminal gangs are likely to use this approach to ensure that family members do not disclose details of their operations to the police.
According to the observer network, it was reported that the families of suspected Vietnamese victims claimed that the container that found 39 deaths was part of the fleet. A total of three trucks and more than 100 people were brought to the UK by trucks, two of which were considered completed. The task.
Currently, all 39 people have moved from Tilbury Pier to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, pending official confirmation.