October 24, 2019 / 10:49 AM / 20 days ago

UK police say 39 people found dead in truck near London were Chinese

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - All the 39 people found dead in a lorry to the east of London are believed to be Chinese, British police said on Thursday, adding that raids had been carried out at three properties in Northern Ireland.

“We have since confirmed that eight of the deceased are women and 31 are men and all are believed to be Chinese nationals,” British police said in a statement. (Reporting by Michael Holden and Guy Faulconbridge; writing by Alistair Smout)

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