Essex, Oct 23 (Canadian-Media): A lorry container, which was containing 39 bodies, has been recovered from UK's Essex city, media reports said on Wednesday.
Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 01:40 BST after the discovery at Waterglade Industrial Park in Eastern Avenue, Grays, reported BBC.
The lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
According to media reports, he has been identified as a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland.
Essex Police said the vehicle travelled from Bulgaria and entered the country via Holyhead, Anglesey, on Saturday, reported BBC.
UK PM reacts:
British PM Borish Johnson said he was left appalled by the incident.
Boris Johnson. Image credit: Twitter handle
"I’m appalled by this tragic incident in Essex. I am receiving regular updates and the Home Office will work closely with Essex Police as we establish exactly what has happened. My thoughts are with all those who lost their lives & their loved ones," he tweeted.
Home Secretary Priti Patel tweeted: "Shocked & saddened by this utterly tragic incident in Grays. Essex Police has arrested an individual and we must give them the space to conduct their investigations."