On Monday, in memory of the 39 people found dead in a truck container in Essex last month, the British Embassy in Hanoi observed a minute's silence.

In a photo posted on the British Ambassador's Twitter account to Vietnam Gareth Ward, each carrying a white mum's rose, British diplomats and embassy staff members stood silent around an empty desk to mourn the victims.

“We’d like to express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims, and all those who’ve been affected by this tragedy,” the post reads.

At the UK Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday morning, a similar minute of silence was also observed.

British police said on Friday that they believed both victims were found dead on October 23 in a truck container in Essex, some 32 kilometers from central London.

The police further stated that some of the victims were identified and contacted the Vietnamese government and some families in the UK and Vietnam.

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