Essex lorry deaths: Police name 39 Vietnamese victims

  • Ten teenagers, including two 15-year-old boys, were among the victims.
  • The bodies were discovered in a lorry trailer in the early hours of 23 October

The names of all 39 Vietnamese nationals who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex have been released by police.

Their bodies were found in a lorry trailer in an industrial park in Grays on 23 October.

Essex coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray said: “May I take this opportunity to offer my deepest condolences to the victims’ families.”

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith said:

“This was an incredibly important process and our team has been working hard to bring answers to worried families who fear their loved one may be among those whose tragic journey ended on our shores.

“Our priority has been to identify the victims, to preserve the dignity of those who have died and to support the victims’ friends and families.”

The victims are:

1) Vo Van Linh, 25-year-old man from Ha Tinh

2) Nguyen Van Nhan, 33-year-old man from Ha Tinh

3) Bui Phan Thang, 37-year-old man from Ha Tinh

4) Nguyen Huy Hung, 15-year-old boy from Ha Tinh

5) Dinh Dinh Thai Quyen, 18-year-old man from Hai Phong

6) Pham Thi Tra My, 26-year-old woman from Ha Tinh

7) Nguyen Dinh Luong, 20-year-old man from Ha Tinh

8) Tran Manh Hung, 37-year-old man from Ha Tinh

9) Tran Khanh Tho, 18-year-old man from Ha Tinh

10) Nguyen Huy Phong, 35-year-old man from Ha Tinh


11) Vo Nhan Du, 19-year-old man from Ha Tinh

12) Tran Thi Tho, 21-year-old woman from Nghe An

13) Hoang Van Tiep, 18-year-old man from Nghe An

14) Cao Tien Dung, 37-year-old man from Nghe An

15) Tran Thi Ngoc, 19-year-old woman from Nghe An

16) Nguyen Van Hung, 33-year-old man from Nghe An

17) Cao Huy Thanh, 37-year-old man from Nghe An

18) Tran Thi Mai Nhung, 18-year-old woman from Nghe An

19) Le Ngoc Thanh, 44-year-old man from Dien Chau

20) Pham Thi Ngoc Oanh, 28-year-old woman from Nghe An

21) Hoang Van Hoi, 24-year-old man from Nghe An

22) Nguyen Tho Tuan, 25-year-old man from Nghe An

23) Bui Thi Nhung, 19-year-old woman from Nghe An

24) Vo Ngoc Nam, 28-year-old man from Nghe An

25) Nguyen Dinh Tu, 26-year-old man from Nghe An

26) Le Van Ha, 30-year-old man from Nghe An

27) Nguyen Minh Quang, 20-year-old man from Nghe An

28) Dang Huu Tuyen, 22-year-old man from Nghe An

29) Nguyen Trong Thai, 26-year-old man from Nghe An

30) Nguyen Van Hiep, 24-year-old man from Nghe An

31) Nguyen Thi Van, 35-year-old woman from Nghe An

32) Tran Hai Loc, 35-year-old man from Nghe An

33) Phan Thi Thanh, 41-year-old woman from Hai Phong

34) Nguyen Ba Vu Hung, 34-year-old man from Thua Thien – Hue

35) Duong Minh Tuan, 27-year-old man from Quang Binh

36) Nguyen Ngoc Ha, 32-year-old man from Quang Binh

37) Nguyen Tien Dung, 33-year-old man from Quang, Binh

38) Tran Ngoc Hieu, 17-year-old boy from Hai Duong

39) Dinh Dinh Binh, 15-year-old boy from Hai Phong

There have been 11 arrests in two provinces of Vietnam in connection with the deaths.