Truck victims bodies begin to arrive home in Vietnam
The first 16 bodies of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck have been repatriated to Vietnam, Vietnamese media reported on Wednesday.
The bodies arrived at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi early on Wednesday, online newspaper VnExpress reported, and would be taken by ambulances to their homes in Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces.
The remaining bodies would be repatriated later, it said.
Vietnamese police said earlier this month the victims came from six provinces: Haiphong, Hai Duong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Hue.
The families of the victims, all aged between 15 and 44, have been plagued by confusion and anguish over how to get the bodies home.
The statement, dated Nov. 14, said the Vietnamese government would advance the payment, which families could repay later.Published: by Radio NewsHub