Illegal migrants

Village mourns cousins killed in UK truck tragedy

They wailed and clutched white roses, praying for their dead - families of two cousins who were among 39 Vietnamese found in a truck in Britain held emotional homecomings for the young men Wednesday.Relatives have waited weeks for their bodies to come home, after they were discovered lifeless in a refrigerated container in Essex, east of London, last month.Hoang Van Tiep, 18, and his 33-year-old cousin Nguyen Van Hung were among 39 people found in the truck, a tragedy that has paralysed commu

28 November 2019

First remains of UK truck victims arrive in Vietnam

The first remains of the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain last month arrived in Vietnam early Wednesday, an airport security source said.The bodies arrived on a commercial Vietnam Airlines flight from London to Hanoi, where ambulances and security personnel waited at the airport."The plane landed with 16 bodies on board...

27 November 2019

Mass prayers for Vietnamese in UK truck tragedy

A Catholic mass was held Sunday for Vietnamese feared among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain, as families desperately awaited news of relatives who have not been heard from in days.The 31 men and eight women were initially believed to be Chinese, but several Vietnamese families have now come forward with fears their relatives are among the dead.The grim case has cast light on the extreme dangers facing illegal migrants seeking better lives in Europe. The driver of the refri

28 October 2019