Friday, 28 August 2015
Migrant death toll in meat truck rises to 71 - including three children and a baby
A people-smuggling gang abandoned the refugees at the side of an Austrian motorway after they suffocated in the back of an air-tight refrigerated lorry that usually carried frozen chicken.
The truck was taken to a customs building with refrigeration facilities (left) in the village of Nickelsdorf, where forensics experts began the grim task of examining the bodies. The victims, including eight women and four children, were found on a motorway (right) near the town of Parndorf in eastern Austria in what a 'shaken' German Chancellor Angela Merkel described as 'horrible'