British police have released the names of all 39 Vietnamese nationals who have died inside a refrigerated lorry in Essex last month. Ten teenagers, including two 15-year-old boys, were among the victims. Most of them were in their 20s and 30s; and two were in their early 40s. Eight were women.
All the victims came from central or northern Vietnam.
An Identification Commission, overseen by the coroner for Essex, used fingerprints, DNA, dental records and distinctive body markings such as tattoos and scars to confirm the victims’ names.
The process of identifying those who died in the container has taken just over two weeks.
Police say the authorities are now discussing arrangements for the bodies to be repatriated.
The bodies were found on the Waterglade Industrial Estate in a container which had been shipped to nearby Purfleet from Zeebrugge in Belgiumlast October 23.
Lorry driver Maurice Robinson, from Northern Ireland, has appeared in court charged with offences including 39 counts of manslaughter.
Extradition proceedings have also begun against 22-year-old Eamonn Harrison, who was arrested in Dublin on a European Arrest Warrant.
Police are also seeking two brothers from Northern Ireland, Ronan and Christopher Hughes, who are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and people trafficking.
There have been 11 arrests in two provinces of Vietnam in connection with the deaths.
The victims are:
Pham ThiTra My, 26-year-old woman from Ha Tinh
Nguyen DinhLuong, 20-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Nguyen HuyPhong, 35-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Vo Nhan Du, 19-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Tran Manh Hung, 37-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Tran KhanhTho, 18-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Vo Van Linh, 25-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Nguyen Van Nhan, 33-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Bui PhanThang, 37-year-old man from Ha Tinh
Nguyen Huy Hung, 15-year-old boy from Ha Tinh
Tran ThiTho, 21-year-old woman from Nghe An
Bui ThiNhung, 19-year-old woman from Nghe An
Vo Ngoc Nam, 28-year-old man from Nghe An
Nguyen DinhTu, 26-year-old man from Nghe An
Le Van Ha, 30-year-old man from Nghe An
Tran Thi Ngoc, 19-year-old woman from Nghe An
Nguyen Van Hung, 33-year-old man from Nghe An
Hoang Van Tiep, 18-year-old man from Nghe An
Cao Tien Dung, 37-year-old man from Nghe An
Cao HuyThanh, 37-year-old man from Nghe An
Tran Thi Mai Nhung, 18-year-old woman from Nghe An
Nguyen Minh Quang, 20-year-old man from Nghe An
Le Ngoc Thanh, 44-year-old man from DienChau
Pham Thi Ngoc Oanh, 28-year-old woman from Nghe An
Hoang Van Hoi, 24-year-old man from Nghe An
Nguyen Tho Tuan, 25-year-old man from Nghe An
Dang HuuTuyen, 22-year-old man from Nghe An
Nguyen Trong Thai, 26-year-old man from Nghe An
Nguyen Van Hiep, 24-year-old man from Nghe An
Nguyen Thi Van, 35-year-old woman from Nghe An
Tran HaiLoc, 35-year-old man from Nghe An
Duong Minh Tuan, 27-year-old man from QuangBinh
Nguyen Ngoc Ha, 32-year-old man from QuangBinh
Nguyen Tien Dung, 33-year-old man from Quang, Binh
PhanThiThanh, 41-year-old woman from HaiPhong
Nguyen Ba Vu Hung, 34-year-old man from ThuaTien Hue
DinhDinh Thai Quyen, 18-year-old man from HaiPhong
Tran Ngoc Hieu, 17-year-old boy from Hai Duong
DinhDinhBinh, 15-year-old boy from HaiPhong