39 Bodies Found in Truck Container in England

Disturbing news from across the pond Wednesday as British police investigate the discovery of 39 bodies found in a truck container.

39 bodies found
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That container was found outside of London at an industrial park in Essex early Wednesday morning. Police say all 39 people inside the truck container were found dead at the scene. Although nothing has indicated this is a human trafficking case, there have been a number of fatal incidents in the UK and Europe in recent years involving large numbers of migrants who were found suffocated to death in containers or trucks.

Photo: Evening Standard

British Police believe the vehicle came from Bulgaria.

A 25-year-old Northern Ireland man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Reports say one of the victims was a teenager and all the rest were adults.

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