By George Stephens • 26 October 2019 • 5:35
As reported yesterday by the EWN a Vietnamese woman is feared to be among 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex.
The family of Pham Tra My, 26, said yesterday evening that they had paid £30,000 for their daughter to be smuggled to Britain.
The family said they have not been able to contact her since Tuesday night around two hours before the refrigerated trailer arrived in the port of Purfleet saying she was suffocating.
The family were being updated by text messages which read
“I am really, really sorry, Mum and Dad, my trip to a foreign land has failed,”
“I am dying, I can’t breathe. I love you very much Mum and Dad. I am sorry, Mother.”
Her brother admitted: “My sister went missing on October 23 on the way from Vietnam to the UK and we couldn’t contact her. We are concerned she may be in that trailer. We are asking the British police to help investigate so that my sister can be returned to our family.”
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