Vietnamese village holds funeral for trafficking victims

  • Relatives gather around the coffins of cousins Hoang Van Tiep and Nguyen Van Hung for a funeral ceremony in Trung Song church before their burial on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in Dien Chau, Vietnam. Both Tiep and Hung were among the 39 Vietnamese who died when human traffickers carried them by truck to England in October, and whose remains were among the 16 repatriated to their homeland Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

  • Relatives sit next to the shrine and coffin of Hoang Van Tiep at the family home ahead of his funeral on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 in Dien Chau, Vietnam. The 18-year old Tiep was among the 39 Vietnamese who died when human traffickers carried them by truck to England in October, and whose remains were among the 16 repatriated to their homeland Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

  • Relatives carry the coffin of Hoang Van Tiep to the church for a funeral ceremony Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 in Dien Chau, Vietnam. The 18-year old Tiep was among the 39 Vietnamese who died when human traffickers carried them by truck to England in October, and whose remains were among the 16 repatriated to their homeland Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

DIEN THINH, Vietnam — The village of Dien Thinh bid farewell Thursday to two of its sons, victims of a human trafficking tragedy unveiled last month when the bodies of 39 Vietnamese were discovered in a truck in England.

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