Second confession to refrigerated truck drama England

A Northern Irish man suspected of the death of 39 Vietnamese in a refrigerated truck in England last year has confessed guilt. He is guilty of 39 manslaughter charges, he said in court in London.

The 40-year-old man works for a transport company. He is seen as the leader of the people smuggling gang that was behind the fatal transport. The Northern Irishman also pleaded guilty in court to facilitating illegal migration.

The Vietnamese, between 15 and 44 years old, were found dead last October in a refrigerated truck in Grays, not far from London. Oxygen deficiency and overheating had become their fatality.

The confession of the Northern Irishman is the second in the case. In April, the 39-year-old driver of the refrigerated van in question also confessed guilt in 39 cases of manslaughter. Other suspects stuck in the case deny involvement.