Police recount journey of 71 migrants who died in Austria as investigation ends

Police recount journey of 71 migrants who died in Austria as investigation ends
 

In late August of last year, 71 refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan were crammed into the back of a small lorry that left the Serbian-Hungarian border and drove towards Budapest.
The migrants had about two square feet of space each. The back doors of the truck were wired shut. The truck body had no vents or working ventilation equipment.
Within hours, the truck was abandoned. All of the migrants - 59 men, eight women and four children - had suffocated.
Their deaths shocked Europe as it struggled to cope with the biggest influx of migrants since World War Two. It was the worst incident... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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