October 24, 2019 / 6:28 PM / a month ago

Irish firm leased trailer in which 39 bodies found: RTE

Police move the lorry container where bodies were discovered, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish company Global Trailer Rentals said it owned the container in which 39 Chinese nationals were found dead near London and it rented it out on Oct. 15, Irish broadcaster RTE reported on Thursday.

The company, based in Dublin, said the trailer was leased from its yard in Monaghan at a rate of 275 euros a week, RTE said.

Reporting by Padraic Halpin; writing by Michael Holden; Editing by William Schomberg

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