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39 Frozen Bodies Found In Refrigerated Trailer In U.K Were Chinese Migrants(Pics)

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The 39 people found dead in a refrigerated lorry trailer in Essex were Chinese nationals who had travelled 5,000miles locked up for days, detectives have said.

Eight of the victims are women and 31 are men. All are adults.

One female victim was previously thought to have been a teenager. Officers said she is a “young adult woman”.

Police have begun the process of moving the bodies from the lorry to a mortuary.

The first 11 victims are being transported under police escort by private ambulance from the Port of Tilbury to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, having left the port at 7.41pm.

Staff from the Chinese embassy in London are expected to visit the scene where the bodies were found, the AFP news agency reported.

An embassy spokesperson said: “We read with heavy heart the reports about the death of 39 people in Essex, England.

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