UK: 39 bodies found in a truck

UK: 39 bodies found in a truck

The Waterglade industrial park in Eastern avenue Grays (which is 20 miles east of London), was left in utter shock after 39 people were found dead in a truck. It is reported that the tragic scene was first discovered by ambulance workers who found the bodies in truck, approaching cops at 1:40 a.m.

The identification of 39 victims and their nationalities have remained unknown yet. Also, a truck driver from Northern Ireland was arrested on suspicion of murder. The 25-year-old Morris Robinson, a driver of the truck, was taken into custody and cops have reportedly spoke to Robinson's father before arresting him.

Essex Police Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills told media that their priority is to find out who the victims were and where they were from. However, British Red Cross official told it will assist in the identification process. Also, charity is helping families and forensic team.

Later, the truck was moved to a secure location at Tilbury Docks, about a 20-minute drive away from Grays, to "maintain the dignity of those who have lost their lives." One British Red Cross official claimed that it's the hardest thing that he's dealt with in (his) 30-year-career. Also, a resident of Grays street, Shafi said, his heart was broken for the 39 people who died. "They're all innocent people -- and there was a child on board. I've got an 11-year-old son. I was so shocked."

As the tragedy unfolded, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for the perpetrators and "all such traders in human beings" to be "hunted down and brought to justice."