UK police ask Vietnamese community for help on 39 truck dead

GRAYS, England, Oct 26 (Reuters) - British police want help from members of the Vietnamese community in Britain and abroad to identify the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck on Wednesday, a senior officer said on Saturday.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Pasmore told reporters he could not rule out the presence of other nationalities among the dead, but said his officers had received most contact from Vietnamese people concerned about friends and relatives.

“Although we cannot speculate on the nationality of the victims, it is clear to everybody that we are getting a large amount of engagement from the Vietnamese population from communities at home and abroad,” Pasmore said. (Reporting by Peter Nicholls; Writing by David Milliken; Editing by Alex Richardson)