Up to 50 refugees found dead in truck in Austria, European leaders 'shaken'




 
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Up to 50 refugees found dead in truck in Austria, European leaders 'shaken'
 
August 27th, 2015  
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Up to 50 refugees found dead in truck in Austria, European leaders 'shaken'
By Karin Strohecker PARNDORF, Austria (Reuters) - As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked truck in Austria near the Hungarian border on Thursday, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discovery had shaken European leaders discussing the migrant crisis at a Balkans summit. Police made the grisly discovery in the 7.5-tonne truck stopped on the A4 motorway near the town of Parndorf, apparently since Wednesday, Hans Peter Doskozil, police chief in the province of Burgenland, told a news conference. 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 to find solutions." Tens of thousands of people, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, have put to sea this year in the hope of reaching Europe, often dangerously packed into small vessels that were never designed to cross the Mediterranean.




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