The bodies of the 39 people were found in a container truck, in Grays, some 32km (20 miles) east of central London [Hannah McKay/Reuters]
The scope of the tragedy became clear as police released the names and ages of the victims in one of Britain’s worst incidents of people smuggling.
Two of the dead were only 15, while the oldest was 44. Some 20 came from one province – Nghe An in north-central Vietnam, about 200 kilometres (120 miles) south of Hanoi.
Police suggested they waited until the entire