Vehicles carrying some of the remains leave Noi Bai airport in Hanoi on Wednesday morning [Nhac Nguyen/AFP]

The first 16 victims of 39 Vietnamese found dead in a truck in Britain last month arrived in Vietnam early on Wednesday, an airports security official said.

The bodies arrived on a commercial Vietnam Airlines flight from London to Hanoi, where ambulances and security personnel waited at the airport.

“The plane landed with 16 bodies on board … we are waiting to transfer the bodies to local authorities,” the source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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An official letter seen by AFP confirmed that 16 bodies would arrive in Vietnam on Wednesday. The 16 victims came from three provinces in central Vietnam.

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