UK police reveal that the victims died from a combination of a lack of oxygen and overheating in an enclosed space. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Meanwhile, Belgian prosecutors confirmed the police had arrested 13 people as part of an investigation into the case.
According to documents of the prosecutor’s office, Eamonn Harrison, a driver from North Ireland, drove the container truck, which carried the victims, to the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium, where it was put on a ferry to the UK and picked up at the other end by Maurice Robinson on the early morning of October 23rd.
Apart from the two suspects, Gheorghe Nica of Basildon in eastern England was detained at Germany’s Frankfurt airport on January 29th.
Another man, 22, was arrested in Northern Ireland on February 2nd on suspicion of manslaughter and facilitating unlawful immigration.
On February 11th, UK police revealed that the victims died from a combination of a lack of oxygen and overheating in an enclosed space, adding that further investigation is underway./.