Vietnamese truck deaths: Two men guilty in UK of migrants' manslaughter
Two key defendants accused of manslaughter and people smuggling after the discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese migrants in the back of a lorry in England have been found guilty on Monday.
The bodies of the men and women were discovered in a container near London in October 2019 after the victims suffocated in sweltering temperatures.
The dead were aged between 15 and 44.
Lorry driver Eamonn Harrison, 24, from Cullion road, Newry in Northern Ireland and Romanian national Gheorghe Nica, 43, who lives in Mimosa close, Basildon in England, were found guilty of 39 counts of manslaughter by a London court after a 10-week trial.
They are expected to be sentenced in early January.