Police in southeastern England said emergency services have recovered 39 bodies from a container truck believed to have been driven from Bulgaria.
Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner said on Wednesday that authorities are in the process of trying to identify the 38 adults and one teenager.
Mariner says the truck entered the country on October 19 and that police were “working closely with our partners to investigate”.
The 25-year-old driver from Northern Ireland was arrested on suspicion of
murder, the police said.
“This is a tragic incident where a large number of people have lost their lives,” Essex Police said in a statement, saying the fatalities were pronounced dead at the scene in an industrial park in Grays, east of London.
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