Memorial occasion held for Vietnamese individuals on first anniversary of lorry tragedy

Memorial occasion held for Vietnamese individuals on first anniversary of lorry tragedy

The life of 39 Vietnamese individuals who passed away in a container lorry have already been honoured by Londoners at a shrine arranged to mark the anniversary that is first of tragedy.

A year ago, the band of migrants suffocated in a container since it had been transported from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Purfleet in Essex.

Hackney Chinese Community Services (HCCS) started inviting people to a shrine spending tribute to those that destroyed their life at its centre on Ellingfort path into the eastern London borough on Friday.

Those spending their respects through the entire lit incense, wrote tributes in a book and sat in silence before a wall displaying the names of those who died morning.

These surrounded a poster showing the written text of poems look over at funerals, while a dining dining table bore flowers that are white candles and offerings of fresh good fresh good fresh fruit, candies and biscuits.

Site Visitors indication guide in the memorial shrine at Hackney Chinese Community Services (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Jabez Lam, 64, the HCCS centre supervisor, said several of its users originated from both Chinese and communities that are vietnamese.

Regional elders had been consulted on how to ensure the shrine, that was due to keep available until 5pm, honours Vietnamese traditions.

Mr Lam stated its aim would be to “share the experiences, the grief that is common the hardships of migrant communities”.

He described the 39 Vietnamese individuals as “victims of globalisation” and received parallels to past migrant tragedies.

Mr Lam explained he acted being a man that is middle the Chinese community and authorities after 58 systems had been present in a sealed, airless container at Dover slot.