Twenty-six people arrested in France and Belgium over truck deaths

FILE PHOTO: Catholic believers light candles during a mass prayer for 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck near London last month, at a church in Nghe An province, Vietnam November 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

PARIS (Reuters) – The French prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday that 26 people had been arrested in France and Belgium in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a truck near London last year.

The dead, including two 15-year-old boys, were found on an industrial estate about 20 miles (32 km) east of London last October.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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