Essex lorry deaths: 10 teenagers were among 39 victims, say police

Detectives release names of the dead including woman who sent final text to her family

Ten teenagers were among the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex last month, and the youngest of them were two 15-year-old boys, police have revealed.

Detectives have completed identification of the bodies found in the container, which was shipped from Belgium to Essex on 23 October, and confirmed that all the victims were Vietnamese, 31 males and eight females. As well as the two children aged 15, Dinh Dinh Binh and Nguyen Huy Hung, there were three 19-year-olds, four 18-year-olds, and one 17-year-old.

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