23 Oct 2019

Essex tragedy a bleak reminder of Chinese lorry deaths in 2000

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

Today’s events bear many of the hallmarks of a similar tragedy at Dover 19 years ago.

Today’s events bear many of the hallmarks of a similar tragedy at Dover 19 years ago.

Then, only two of 60 Chinese men and women survived.

They were collected from a warehouse in Rotterdam, packed into a refrigerated trailer behind cartons of tomatoes and then transported on board a ferry from Zeebruge.