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39 Bodies Found in Truck in the United Kingdom

39 bodies were found inside a semi truck in the UK. The situation is under investigation. 39 bodies were found inside a semi truck in the UK. The situation is under investigation. | 

Updated: October 23, 2019 03:41 PM

LONDON (AP) - The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry says the tractor-trailer truck found in southeast England with 39 dead people inside it has a Bulgarian registration.
    
The Swedish-made Scania truck is registered in Bulgaria's Black Sea port city of Varna to a company owned by a woman from Ireland, the ministry said.
    
The bodies were found overnight Wednesday in the town of Gray's, east of London. The deaths are suspected to be a tragic case of human trafficking from the way the bodies were jammed into the truck.
    
Authorities believe the truck left Ireland, coming to Britain on a ferry Saturday that sailed into the Welsh port of Holyhead. The truck was then driven across the country before being found in an industrial park.
    
The Bulgarian embassy in London says it will work with the British authorities.
    
 

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