October 26, 2019 / 5:01 PM / 21 days ago

No confirmation of identity of 39 UK truck victims - Vietnam's embassy

LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Vietnam’s embassy in London said on Saturday it did not have official confirmation of the identity of the 39 people who died in the back of a truck to the east of London this week.

In a statement, the embassy said its ambassador had spoken to Britain’s interior minister and was staying in close contact with the police as they work to identify the bodies.

“According to the Essex Police, the identification and nationality of the victims are still under investigation,” it said. “The Embassy of Vietnam and relevant UK agencies affirmed the willingness to exchange information and to coordinate in order to facilitate the identification of the victims.” (Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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