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All 39 Essex lorry victims confirmed to be Vietnamese nationals 

Helicopter view of lorry where 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in Essex

Hanoi, Nov. 7, 2019

Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday that all  the 39 people found dead in the Essex lorry incident were confirmed to be Vietnamese nationals.

After a period of active coordination, examination and comparison of personal identities, the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and British authorities confirmed that all 39 victims were Vietnamese nationals, the ministry said on its official website.

The 39 victims have permanent residence in six Vietnamese localities of Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Thua Thien Hue, the ministry said.

The Vietnamese ministry extended its deepest condolences to the victims’ families and hoped that they will overcome this great pain and loss soon.

Vietnamese authorities are urgently working with the British side to implement citizen protection measures and investigate the case, the ministry said.

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