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August 28, 2015 6:41 am

Austrian Police Arrest Suspects Connected to Death of 71 Migrants Who Likely Suffocated in Truck

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olice Director of the Austrian province of Burgenland Hans Peter Doskozil said one suspect is the truck owner, a Bulgarian of Lebanese descent, while two others were apparently taking turns driving, Photo: Screenshot.

Police Chief of the Austrian province of Burgenland Hans Peter Doskozil said one suspect is the truck owner, a Bulgarian of Lebanese descent, while two others were apparently taking turns driving. Photo: Screenshot.

Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austria’s main highway, law enforcement officials said Friday.

Austrian police said three people had been arrested while their Hungarian counterparts said four were in detention. There was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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