October 25, 2019 / 11:27 AM / 25 days ago

Chinese urge British police on lorry deaths: find out the truth

FILE PHOTO: Vehicles of a funeral home arrive at the Port of Tilbury where the bodies of immigrants are being held by authorities, following their discovery in a lorry in Essex on Wednesday morning, in Tilbury, Essex, Britain October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - The Chinese embassy in London has urged British police to “find out the truth” about the deaths of 39 people in a lorry and to confirm the nationalities of the victims.

“Mr. Tong Xuejun, Minister-Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy is talking to the press about his meeting the British police,” Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador, said.

“He urges the British police to find out the truth and confirm the nationalities of the victims as soon as possible.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison

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