Vietnam to repatriate 39 nationals found dead in UK refrigerated truck Nov 08, 2019 0 1109 12345 AFPLondonVietnam said on Thursday it was working to repatriate 39 bodies now identified as Vietnamese nationals found in a truck near London last month, in a case that exposed the deadly risks of illegal migration to Europe.The country’s embassy in London said a government delegation already in Britain was coordinating with officials to get the bodies home “at the earliest time”.It came as British police confirmed that those discovered in the refrigerated truck on October 23 all came from the southeast Asian nation.In a letter obtained by AFP to the families of the 31 men and eight women who died, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the tragedy had caused them and Vietnamese people worldwide “endless pain” and vowed to “soon bring the victims back to the homeland”.Essex Police, the local force investigating last month’s gruesome discovery, said a coroner had now formally identified all the victims and their families in Vietnam had been informed.“This is an important step in the investigation and enables us to work with our Vietnamese police colleagues to support the families of those victims,” Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith said.“Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of those whose tragic journey ended on our shores.” One Vietnamese man, Nguyen Dinh Gia, told AFP on Thursday that officials had called him the day before to confirm that his son, Nguyen Dinh Luong, was among the victims.“Our hope now is the body of my son will be brought home soon,” he said. RELATED ARTICLES Turkey threatens to ‘open the gates’ to Europe for migrants Nov 08, 2019 0 204 Anti-Brexit alliance targets tenth of UK election seats Nov 08, 2019 0 191 France’s Macron claims NATO suffers ‘brain death’ Nov 08, 2019 0 170 Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s view that NATO was experiencing “brain death”, saying there was no need for such “sweeping judgements”. Macron “used .. Four judges killed in vehicle attack in Afghan province Kabul: Four judges were killed in an alleged Taliban attack in Afghanistan’s central province of Logar, officials said on Thursday. The judges were on their way to Kabul from the southern province of Paktiya when their .. Sikhs await opening of corridor to sacred shrine in Pakistan Kartarpur: A corridor that will allow Sikhs to cross from India into Pakistan to visit one of the religion’s holiest sites is set to open on Saturday, with thousands expected to make a pilgrimage interrupted by decades of .. Indians stoned to death for marrying outside caste New Delhi: Relatives of an Indian woman who married outside her caste and fled her home to escape punishment stoned her and her husband to death after the couple returned to their village to visit family, police said on .. Italy introduces obligatory alarm system to stop child hot car deaths Rome: An Italian law seeking to prevent the death from heatstroke of children forgotten in car seats entered into force on Thursday. In Italy, and elsewhere in the world, there have been cases of children dying inside .. Police remove over 1,600 migrants from Paris tent camps Paris: Paris police cleared two migrant camps in northern Paris and the inner suburb of Saint Denis on Thursday morning. The operation came a day after Interior Minister Christophe Castaner promised to remove migrants .. Pence aide testifies in Trump impeachment inquiry AFP Washington A NATIONAL security aide to Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Congress on Thursday to testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump as momentum in the investigation picked up ahead ..