3 arrests in Hungary over dead migrants in Austria

2015-08-28 12:31
The truck in which the bodies of up to 71 migrants were found. (AP)

The truck in which the bodies of up to 71 migrants were found. (AP)

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Vienna - Three people have been arrested in Hungary in relation to the more than 70 dead migrants found in an abandoned lorry in Austria, Austrian newspaper Krone said on its website on Friday without citing sources.

A spokesperson for Austria's interior ministry could not confirm the Krone report.

Hungarian police had no comment. Austrian police were not immediately available for comment.

Austrian police suspect that a Bulgarian-Hungarian trafficking ring is behind the deaths of the 71 migrants, Hans Peter Doskozil, police chief for the province of Burgenland, told a news conference.

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