SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Police in Bulgaria on Friday found an deserted truck containing the our bodies of 18 migrants, who appeared to have suffocated to dying.
The Inside Ministry stated that in keeping with preliminary data, the truck was carrying about 40 migrants and the survivors had been taken to close by hospitals for emergency remedy.
Bulgarian Well being Minister Assen Medzhidiev stated a lot of the survivors had been in very unhealthy situation.
“They’ve suffered from lack of oxygen, their garments are moist, they’re freezing, and clearly haven’t eaten for days,” Medzhidiev stated.
The truck was discovered deserted alongside a freeway close to the capital, Sofia. The motive force was not there, however police found the passengers in a secret compartment beneath a load of timber.
Authorities didn’t instantly give the nationalities of the migrants. Bulgarian media reported all of them had been from Afghanistan.
In October 2019, British police discovered the our bodies of 39 individuals inside a refrigerated container that had been hauled to England. Police stated all of the victims, who ranged in age from 15 to 44, came from impoverished villages in Vietnam and had been believed to have paid smugglers to take them on a dangerous journey to higher lives overseas.
Police stated they died of a mixture of a scarcity of oxygen and overheating in an enclosed area. The truck found within the city of Grays, east of London, had arrived in England on a ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium.
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