Six­teen bod­ies sent home

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

THE first 16 bod­ies of the 39 Viet­namese mi­grants found dead in the back of a re­frig­er­ated truck af­ter be­ing smug­gled into Bri­tain last month have been repa­tri­ated.

The bod­ies ar­rived at the Noi Bai Air­port in Hanoi early yes­ter­day.

They were to be taken by am­bu­lances to their homes in Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh prov­inces, while the re­main­ing bod­ies will be repa­tri­ated at a later date.

The fam­i­lies have had to pay for the repatriati­on of the bod­ies, cost­ing about $4100, ac­cord­ing to a For­eign Min­istry state­ment.

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