October 23, 2019 / 9:38 AM / 20 days ago

British PM Johnson appalled after 39 bodies found in container

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at the House of Commons in London, Britain October 22, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was appalled after 39 bodies were found in a container east of London.

“I’m appalled by this tragic incident in Essex,” Johnson said.

“I am receiving regular updates from the Home Office and will work closely with Essex Police as we establish exactly what has happened,” he said. “My thoughts are with all those who lost their lives & their loved ones.”

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Toby Chopra

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