WORLD Vietnam arrests eight over UK truck deaths

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Vietnam arrests eight over UK truck deaths

AFP

17:34, November 04, 2019

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Family members and neighbours of Pham Thi Tra My, believed to be one of the 39 people found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain, attend a praying ceremony with Buddhist monks in front of a makeshift shrine made for Pham Thi Tra My at her house on October 28, 2019 in Ha Tinh province, Vietnam. (File photo: VCG)

Vietnam has arrested eight more suspects in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in Britain who are believed to be Vietnamese, police said Monday.

Police in the central province of Nghe An, where several suspected victims came from, "arrested eight suspects involved in (people smuggling) rings," provincial police director Nguyen Huu Cau said, according to local press.  

The state-run Vietnam News agency confirmed the news, which follows two other arrests in central Vietnam last week in connection with the deaths in Britain.

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