UK police arrest two more people in lorry deaths probe

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British police say they have arrested two more people in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England.

Police say a man and a woman, both 38 and from Warrington in northwest England, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

The 25-year-old driver of the truck remains in custody on suspicion of murder.

Essex police said the victims were believed to be from China. The truck was found Wednesday near a port in southeast England.

China’s embassy in London, however, says Friday in a statement that police are still verifying the victims’ identities and their nationalities had not yet been confirmed.

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