Chemicals in Vietnam on Wednesday started receiving the bodies of their loved ones that expired in a container truck in England a month.
So far 16 of the 39 victims’ bodies are flown into Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport and subsequently taken for their families’ houses.
The repatriation came after a man accused of forcing the truck pleaded guilty to helping in plotting illegal authorities in British courtroom.
“Now, the initial victims are repatriated by airplane from London and are currently en route to their home states,” stated Gareth Ward, the British ambassador to Vietnam.
“I expect this can bring a little comfort to their families and nearest and dearest.”
“Human trafficking is a global issue that needs us to work together to resolve it. We’ll keep on working together with the Vietnamese government to inquire into the criminal acts that caused this catastrophe,” he added.
It was the greatest mass fatality victim identification procedure at the background of police division, police said.
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his condolences into the families of those victims in a statement earlier this season. Also, he confirmed Vietnamese governments were tasked to operate with British authorities in the analysis.
The victims were found at the truck Oct. 23 in a commercial park at the English county of Essex, roughly 15 kilometers east of London. The container was sent in the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium to Essex, authorities said.
Authorities said that he drove the cab of this truck into the English port of Purfleet, in which it picked up the container, which had arrived by ferry from Belgium.
A 36-year-old guy was also detained on suspicion of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic conspiracy and people to help criminal immigration, British authorities said Monday. Two other men have been detained in Britain and Ireland about the situation.