It is believed (according to this article) that the young lady pictured above, Pham Thin Tra My, may have been one of the unfortunate victims of the horrific discovery of 39 bodies in a refrigerated container in Essex this week.
Having read in the article of her last texts to her mother my heart just bleeds.
May the angels cherish her and the 38 others for eternity, and may all the fires of Hell rain down on those involved in people smuggling.
If you are out there and thinking of trying to make use of that method to gain access to another country, please don’t. It isn’t worth the risk!