Fifth suspect detained over Austria migrant deaths

Written by on August 30, 2015 in Europe - Comments Off on Fifth suspect detained over Austria migrant deaths

Police in Hungary announced on Sunday they had arrested a fifth suspect, a Bulgarian citizen, in connection with last week’s discovery of a truck abandoned in Austria containing the bodies of 71 migrants. Authorities said he is suspected on charges of human trafficking.

Four other suspects, three Bulgarians and an Afghan, were in a Hungarian court on Saturday related to the same incident. They have been remanded into custody for a month for questioning before they answer charges of torture and trafficking. They are also wanted for murder in Austria, though they have maintained their innocence.

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