Embassy sets up HOTLINE after 39 people found dead in UK
15:53 | 26/10/2019
VGP – The Vietnamese Embassy in London has announced its hotline +44 7713 181501 to help Vietnamese nationals seeking assistance after British police found the bodies of the 39 people in a refrigerated container of the semi-trailer truck at an industrial park in Essex.

Those seeking assistance in relation to the case can also contact Viet Nam’s general citizen protection hotline +84981 8484 84.

The Embassy in London has worked with British police to identify the nationality of the victims, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Foreign Ministry has also tasked the Consular Department to work with domestic competent agencies and localities to provide information to the British side to facilitate verification process.

Earlier, a family in the north-central Vietnamese province of Ha Tinh reported to authorities that their daughter might be one of the 39 victims, reported TuoitreNews on Saturday.

The 26-year-old woman had left Viet Nam on October 3 and is believed to have traveled through China and France before reaching the UK.

She has not been heard from since Wednesday, when she bade farewell to her family in chat messages provided by a source close to the family.

Some Vietnamese officials speculate that she might have used counterfeit papers to be trafficked into Europe as a Chinese national by an organized ring.

On Friday, British police arrested a man and woman, both aged 38, in Warrington, northwest England, and a 48-year-old man from Northern Ireland at London's Stansted Airport.

They are suspected of conspiracy to traffic people and manslaughter./.

By Thuy Dung

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