- Tra My sent text message to mother saying she could not breathe around time vehicle was en route from Belgium to Britain
- 39 victims earlier identified as being from China, but could have been Vietnamese migrants using fake Chinese passports
- Published: 11:52pm, 25 Oct, 2019 Updated: 4:48am, 26 Oct
Distraught Vietnamese families were seeking information about their missing loved ones last night amid growing fears that some of the 39 people who died in a refrigerated truck in Essex were from the country.
Pham Thi Tra My, 26, sent a text message to her mother saying she could not breathe at about the time the truck was en route from Belgium to
, Hoa Nghiem from Human Rights Space, a civic network based in Vietnam, said.
“It was told on the news that
but Tra My’s family is trying to verify if their daughter was among them as the last dying text from her was coincidentally in time,” she wrote on Twitter.
“Our contact is getting more alerts that there could be more Vietnamese people in the truck.”