70 decomposed bodies of migrants found in a meat truck in Austria

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In another indication of the worsening migrant crisis in Europe, an
abandoned meat truck full of 70 bodies of migrants was found on the
side
of a highway in eastern Austria on Thursday morning Aug. 27. The truck was found on a motorway
near the borders with
Slovakia and Hungary by an Austrian patrol with fluids from the
decomposing
bodies seeping from its back. 
 
The refrigerated truck had Hungarian
number
plates and the driver was nowhere to be seen. According to Associated
Press, the truck was emblazoned with the logo of a Slovakian chicken
processing company, Hyza, whose parent company, Agrofert Holding , said
the truck was sold in 2014.
“One can maybe assume that the deaths
occurred one-and-a-half to two days ago,”  Hans Peter Doskozil, police chief in the
province of Burgenland, told a news conference, adding that “many
things” indicated the migrants were already dead when the truck crossed
the border.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a summit on the West Balkans in Vienna:
“We are of course all shaken by the appalling
news. This reminds us that we must tackle quickly the issue of immigration and
in a European spirit that means in a spirit of solidarity – and find solutions.”
According
to local media, the migrants died of suffocation after being trapped in
the truck’s trailer. Meanwhile, a manhunt has been launched to find the
driver who is suspected of smuggling the dead refugees into the
country.

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