October 24, 2019 / 11:47 AM / 25 days ago

China has 'heavy heart' after 39 found dead in a truck in Britain

FILE PHOTO: Police move the lorry container where bodies were discovered, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - The Chinese embassy in London said on Thursday it had a heavy heart after reports that police had found 39 Chinese nationals dead in a truck.

“We read with heavy heart the reports about the death of 39 people in Essex, England,” the embassy said. “We are in close contact with the British police to seek clarification and confirmation of the relevant reports.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison

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