People-smuggling gang jailed over Hungary migrant lorry deaths

Four key suspects sentenced to 25 years each over deaths of 71 people in back of lorry

Four members of a people-smuggling gang have each been jailed for 25 years in Hungary for letting 71 people suffocate inside a lorry that was then dumped at the side of an Austrian motorway.

The four men – one Afghan and three Bulgarians – were found guilty of “aggravated murder with particular cruelty” after a year-long trial in the town of Kecskemét, which took over the proceedings from Vienna after it emerged that the migrants suffocated in Hungary.

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Original published: 2018-06-14 13:25:24 Read the full Vienna News here


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