39 migrants, locked inside a bitterly cold and airless shipping container, never stood a chance as their cries for help fading away with no one to hear them.
Police in England have opened a murder investigation after 39 dead bodies were found inside a container truck on Wednesday.
The police have yet to determine any of the victims’ identities.
Who were they, where were they going, and where were they from. It was all a mystery.
But one thing was heartbreakingly clear, when the authorities peered into the container truck Wednesday morning, none of the 39 people inside was alive.
Their bodies were found after someone officials have not said who called an ambulance and the police came to investigate.
The passengers, all of whom appeared to be adults, were declared dead at the scene.
Experts yesterday said the temperature inside the refrigerated trailer unit, which is said to usually carry biscuits, might have been as low as -25C.
The driver from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.