Chinese embassy: British police not yet able to confirm people found dead in truck are Chinese

Published October 25, 2019, 8:50 AM

by Dr. Eduardo Gonzales

By Reuters 

The Chinese embassy in London said British police have not yet been able to confirm that the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck were Chinese nationals.

Anti-racism campaigners light candles during a vigil, following the discovery of 39 bodies in a truck container on Wednesday, outside the Home Office in London, Britain October 24, 2019. (REUTERS / Hannah McKay / MANILA BULLETIN)
Anti-racism campaigners light candles during a vigil, following the discovery of 39 bodies in a truck container on Wednesday, outside the Home Office in London, Britain October 24, 2019. (REUTERS / Hannah McKay / MANILA BULLETIN)

The statement was posted on the embassy’s website.

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of murder after 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, were found dead in a refrigerated truck near London, with the investigation focusing on human trafficking.

 
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