- 28 Aug 2015 9:00 AM
Austrian news agency APA reported that up to 50 migrants were found dead in a truck abandoned on Austria’s A4 motorway leading from the Hungarian border.
The truck was discovered on Thursday morning by the motorway’s operators. The A4 motorway, which leads to Vienna, also connects to Hungary’s M1 motorway.
Lázár said that a Romanian citizen had bought the van from a Slovak company and applied for the number plate in Kecskemét, in southern Hungary. A detailed briefing by police will be forthcoming, he said.
Ruling party Fidesz said that conditions should be in place to ensure that crossings take place under controlled conditions in order to avoid such incidents.
“This must be done to protect those who have been misled and deceived ... by irresponsible, profitseeking traffickers who deserve to be in prison,” the party said.
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