When So Very Few Words Can Say So Much

October 25, 2019 at 9:49 pm (Commentary, News, Personal essays, Tragedy) (, , )

When So Very Few Words Can Say So Much

On Wednesday October 23rd 2019, the bodies of 31 men and 8 women were found frozen to death in a refrigerator truck in an industrial estate in the town of Grays, Essex, England.

The 39 were migrants being brought into the United Kingdom by human traffickers.

One of those believed to have suffocated and frozen to death in the cramped tractor unit was Miss Pham Thi Tra My, 26, who was from Vietnam.

The family of Miss Tra My had paid Β£30,000 to people smugglers to get her into the United Kingdom.

The last they heard from her was on Tuesday night when they got a text message from her saying she couldn’t breathe.

This last message they received from her was on Tuesday night at 22:30 Greenwich Time two hours before the trailer arrived at the Purfleet terminal from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

Sometimes very few words can say so much.

The last words sent from Miss Tra My were:

“I am really, really sorry, Mom and Dad, my trip to a foreign land has failed.
I am dying. I can’t breathe. I love you very much, Mom and Dad. I am sorry, Mother.”


  1. George F. said,

    Sad doesn’t say enough.

  2. Henry Lewis said,

    This is SO sad! Yet another tragedy perpetuated by ruthless and greedy people smugglers!

  3. Kimberly said,

    Heart breaking and cruel 🀬 I hope they found those responsible

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      They’ve arrested 4 people so far.

      There may be more involved.

      I hope they get them all. 😠

  4. Unique Tales said,

    I heard of this from a friend we talk to when we go for coffee. It is more than tragic. 😒

  5. David Redpath said,

    Man’s inhumanity is facilitated
    by the profitability of slavery.

  6. Kally said,

    I’m following with this case. It is a sad tragedy.

  7. YBP said,

    Chris, this is devastating beyond belief! I can’t comprehend the greed and cruelty of some people……. 😱😨😰πŸ˜₯😭

    And yet, I was most moved with the last message of LOVE …… just so much love …… β€œwhen so very few words can say so much…..” POWERFUL BEYOND EXPRESSION!!! ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Totally devastating, Yeka. πŸ™β˜ΉπŸ₯ΊπŸ˜’πŸ˜₯😭

      But Tra Mi’s last text message to her parents was a powerful message of love. ❀❀❀❀❀

  8. Jennifer Vasquez said,

    So heartbreaking and I cannot imagine what the family is feeling. My thoughts are with them.

  9. SpiritedSoul said,

    On the road to a better life….what a treacherous end of devastating greed and no disregard for human life

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