39 Found Dead in Truck Container in England; Driver Accused of Murder


LONDON- A man is facing murder charges after authorities in England discovered dozens of bodies in a truck container in Essex, police said.

According to the BBC, the bodies of 39 people, including 38 adults and one teen, were discovered early Wednesday at an industrial park in Grays. Police arrested the truck's 25-year-old driver, a man from Northern Ireland whose name was not released, in connection with the deaths, the network reported.

North Essex police Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner called the incident "tragic," The Associated Press reported.

“We are in the process of identifying the victims; however, I anticipate that this could be a lengthy process," he said, according to the news service.

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