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Laois Minister Calls For Tighter Rules On Trucking Companies

Police are investigating the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a lorry in Essex.

Police investigating the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a lorry in Essex have been given extra time to question the driver.

A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The eight women and 31 men - all Chinese - were discovered early yesterday morning. 

Gardaí are examining the movements of the truck at the centre of the tragedy, as the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry says the lorry is registered there by a company owned by an Irish citizen.

Justice Minister and Laois Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan is calling for tighter rules on Irish businesses registering their trucking companies abroad: 


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