British authorities are working to ensure that those responsible are held accountable; the driver of the truck has been arrested.
The truck was coming from Bulgaria and arrived in Britain. "This is a tragic accident," said a British police commander, Andrew Mariner.
"A lot of people have lost their lives. Our inquiries are ongoing to determine what happened."
"We are in the process of identifying the victims, but I expect this to be a long process."
Mariner said: We have arrested the driver of the truck in connection with the incident, and is still in police custody as our investigation continues.