39 People Found Dead Inside Lorry in Essex

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Thirty-nine people, including a teenager, have been found dead inside a lorry container at an industrial park in Essex, Khovar reports citing Sky News.

Police were called by the ambulance service after the discovery at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays at 1.40am.

All 39 people were pronounced dead at the scene and the lorry driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The vehicle is believed to have come from Bulgaria and entered the UK at Holyhead in north Wales on Saturday.

The Bulgarian foreign affairs ministry has said it had no information about the incident prior to UK media reports.

It told Bulgarian newspaper Dnevnik: Our embassy is in contact with local authorities and is reviewing the case.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan