At least twenty migrants found dead inside a truck on the side of a highway in eastern Austria

On Thursday,a truck full of at least twenty migrants dead bodies was found parked on the side of a highway in eastern Austria.

 

Police said the bodies belong to refugees who have appeared to have suffocated.

 

The food delivery truck was found along Austria’s A4 autobahn near the town of Parndorf, not far from the border with Hungary and Slovakia.

 

Austrian Police reported that the death toll is likely to rise.

 

The 7.5-ton truck is said to have a Hungarian license plate and was left parked with the cab open. Employees working along the road saw the truck and alerted authorities.

 

Austrian police on Tuesday arrested three drivers suspected of transporting migrants from Syria into the European Union. One of the drivers had thirty four people packed in the back of a van, including children. Authorities said that the van was left abandoned on the side of the road.

 

The truck belonged to the Slovakian poultry producer Hyza.

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