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Image caption Pham Thi Tra My and Nguyen Dinh Luong’s households are worried they might be amongst the victims

Eight suspects have actually been kept in Vietnam after 39 individuals were discovered dead in a truck in Essex.

The arrests came as a group of Vietnamese authorities got here in Britain to assist officially recognize the 31 males and 8 females.

The suspects are being kept in relation to individuals smuggling offenses, the director of cops in the Nghe An province in north-central Vietnam stated.

Two individuals were jailed in the Ha Tinh province of Vietnam recently.

The victims were found in a cooled truck trailer on a commercial estate in Grays on 23 October.

On Friday, Essex Police stated all 39 individuals were thought to be Vietnamese.

The force at first stated it thought they were Chinese.

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Image caption A service was held for the victims in east London on Saturday night

Essex Police stated it was now in “direct contact with a variety of households in Vietnam and the UK” and the Vietnamese Government.

A spokesperson for the nation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the event a “major humanitarian catastrophe”.

Post-mortem assessments are being performed on the victims to develop the reason for their deaths.

More than 100 individuals went to a service for the victims at the Church of the Holy Name and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in east London on Saturday night.

The motorist of the truck, Maurice Robinson, from Northern Ireland, appeared in court recently charged with a string of offenses, consisting of 39 counts of murder.

Extradition procedures have actually likewise started versus 22-year-old Eamonn Harrison, who was detained in Dublin on a European Arrest Warrant.

Police are likewise looking for 2 siblings from Northern Ireland , Ronan and Christopher Hughes, who are desired on suspicion of murder and individuals trafficking.

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Image caption The bodies were found in the truck trailer in the early hours of 23 October

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