Police take DNA from suspected truck victims' relatives

Nguyen Dinh Gia, father of Vietnamese Joseph Nguyen Dinh Luong who is one of the suspected victims of the 39 people found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain, is embraced by a friend at his home in Ha Tinh province, Vietnam October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

Police in Vietnam took hair and blood samples on Sunday to get DNA from relatives of people feared to be among the 39 who died in the back of a truck near London, their family members said.

The fathers of Joseph Nguyen Dinh Luong and Pham Thi Tra My, believed by their families to have perished in the container truck last week, said police had visited them separately to collect samples.

"Police from the Public Security Ministry came to get DNA samples, our hair and blood," Nguyen Dinh Gia told Reuters at Can Loc in Ha Tinh province in north-central Vietnam.

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