Essex lorry deaths: Ten teenagers among those killed as 39 victims named

All of the victims of last month's Essex lorry tragedy have been named, including two boys who were just 15 years old.

In total, ten of the victims were teenagers, with the oldest victim aged 44.

Police confirmed 39 Vietnamese nationals were killed after a refrigerated lorry was found in Grays on October 23.

That number included eight women.

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith said: "This was an incredibly important process and our team has been working hard to bring answers to worried families who fear their loved one may be among those whose tragic journey ended on our shores.

"Our priority has been to identify the victims, to preserve the dignity of those who have died and to support the victims' friends and families.

"It remained of paramount importance to us to ensure that an individual's next of kin were informed and that they were given some time to absorb this tragic news before we publicly confirmed their loved one's identity."

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