Police in southeastern England say 39 people were found dead in a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria.
A 25-year-old-man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Chief superintendent Andrew Mariner said on Wednesday that authorities are trying to identify the 38 adults and a teenager. It is expected to be a lengthy process.
Mariner says the truck entered the country on October 19 and that police were 'working closely with our partners to investigate.'
A cordon has been put in place around Waterglade Industrial Park in Thurrock, which remains closed.