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Two men found guilty of manslaughter in UK truck deaths that killed 39 Vietnamese migrants

December 21, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Police officers drive away a lorry (C) in which 39 dead bodies were discovered sparking a murder investigation at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London, on October 23, 2019. - British police said 39 bodies were found near London Wednesday in the container of a truck thought to have come from Bulgaria. Essex Police said the people were all pronounced dead at the scene in an industrial park in Grays, east of London. Early indications suggest the victims are 38 adults and one teenager. A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

A UK court has found two men guilty of manslaughter following the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants, who were found dead in the refrigerated container of a truck in Essex, England in October 2019.

(CNN)A UK court has found two men guilty of manslaughter following the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants, who were found dead in the refrigerated container of a truck in Essex, England in October 2019.

A further two men were found guilty of conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration; they join four others who pled guilty before the trial, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Monday in a statement.

A total of 39 Vietnamese migrants — including men, women and children, aged between 15 and 44 -- were found dead on 22 October 2019, having suffered from oxygen starvation after being sealed in an air-tight truck container for more than 11 hours.

But we hope that these convictions bring some measure of solace to their families that the perpetrators of these actions have faced justice," he added.

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