Driver of UK truck in which 39 died pleads guilty to manslaughter

Driver of UK truck in which 39 died pleads guilty to manslaughter

Truck driver Maurice Robinson, 25, has pleaded guilty to 39 counts of manslaughter in the case related to the deaths of Vietnamese people in a refrigerated container found in the UK last year, Reuters reported.

39 victims discovered in October in a container at the back of a truck driven by Robinson to an industrial estate in Grays in Essex, about 32 km east of central London.

Co-defendant Gheorghe Nica pleaded not guilty to the same offences. Autopsies had concluded that all the victims died from asphyxia and hyperthermia.

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