Essex lorry deaths: Dad learned of son’s fate on social media

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image copyrightEssex Policeimage captionNguyen Huy Hung was one of 39 people who died in a container en route from Belgium to Essex

The father of a 15-year-old boy who was one of 39 people to die in a lorry trailer said he learned of his son's death through social media.

Nguyen Huy Hung died in the sealed container en route from Belgium to Purfleet, Essex, in October 2019.

His father, Nguyen Huy Tung, said the family could not believe it until "we saw his body by our own eyes" at the hospital.

Eight men are being sentenced for their role in the people-smuggling operation.

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