LONDON - A man is suspected of murder after authorities in England discovered dozens of bodies in a truck container in Essex, police said.
According to the BBC, the bodies of 39 people, including 38 adults and one teen, were discovered early Wednesday at an industrial park in Grays. Police arrested the truck's 25-year-old driver, a man from Northern Ireland whose name was not released, in connection with the deaths, the network reported.
A cordon has been put in place as police work to identify the 39 victims found in the truck container. Access to and from the industrial park remain closed pic.twitter.com/JzpAZBcP3V— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) October 23, 2019
North Essex police Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner called the incident "tragic," The Associated Press reported.
“We are in the process of identifying the victims; however, I anticipate that this could be a lengthy process," he said, according to the news service.
Investigators said the truck, which came from Bulgaria, arrived in England on Saturday.
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