Bodies of at Least 20 Thought to Be Migrants Are Found in Truck in Austria

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    An abandoned truck carrying the dead bodies of people assumed to be migrants was found in Austria on Thursday.CreditHans Punz/European Pressphoto Agency

    VIENNA — The partly decomposing bodies of at least 20 people assumed to be migrants being smuggled across Europe were found in a truck abandoned on a highway east of Vienna on Thursday, the police said.

    The death toll could be as high as 50, said Hans-Peter Doskozil, director of police in the eastern state of Burgenland, speaking at a news conference live on the public broadcaster.

    Mr. Doskozil said the bodies, some of which had started to decompose, had been discovered when the truck was opened after the police noticed it parked off the highway that links Budapest and Vienna. He declined to give further details.

    He said the Austrian police had contacted the authorities in neighboring Hungary, which has been a stop for migrants surging north from Turkey and Greece through the Balkans to central and northern Europe.

    Austria’s interior minister, Johanna Mikl-Leitner, called it a “dark day,” and urged everyone across the 28-nation European Union to move harshly against human traffickers. “These are not well-minded helpers,” she said. “They are not concerned with the welfare of the migrants. They care only about profit.”

    The grisly discovery coincided with the start of a conference in Vienna on how to make the Balkans more secure and prosperous, partly as a means to stop the flight of thousands seeking better economic conditions in Austria, Germany and other, more wealthy parts of the European Union. The conference is being attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and Balkan heads of government.

    The deep divides and dysfunction of the European Union in handling a crisis that is straining resources and good will were immediately evident at a news conference at the start of the one-day conference. With the foreign ministers of Germany and Austria and a senior European Union official looking on, the foreign ministers of Serbia and Macedonia — two Balkan states that have had tens of thousands of migrants cross their borders in recent weeks — criticized the bloc’s response as wholly inadequate.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/28/world/europe/bodies-austria-truck-migrant-crisis.html?_r=0
     
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    Austria... fuck off, faggot.
     
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    g'day

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    My grandson's a migrant from Macedonia.
     
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    Can you speak a bit about the camp in Calais? NPR says they have 30 portable toilets for 3000 people.
     
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    Update

    Migrant crisis: More than 70 bodies found in Austria lorry

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    Image captionThe lorry was towed away on Thursday from the layby where it was found
    Austrian officials now say more than 70 bodies, thought to be migrants, were in an abandoned lorry found on a motorway.

    They originally estimated that between 20 to 50 people died in the vehicle, found near the Hungarian border.

    Police discovered the decomposing bodies on Thursday morning after being sent to investigate the dumped lorry on the A4 motorway heading towards Vienna.

    The local police chief said it appeared those in the vehicle had been dead for one and a half to two days.

    Police believe the people in the lorry were already dead when the vehicle crossed into Austria.


    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34083337
     
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    I don't see what the big deal is. People are found in trucks in that part of the world every day.
     
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    It's a mess. Europe can't handle the sudden massive influx. If we don't put a stop to this fast enough, we're completely fucked. People just keep flooding in. We don't want them.

    My prediction is the EU and other governing bodies will do nothing, not enough, or too little too late.

    So yeah, we're fucked, and especially my possible children and grandchildren.
     
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    Welcome to the U.S. / Mexico border :fil:
     
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    How many a day enter the US?
     
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    FOXXXONE wut?

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    That's not that bad. :fil:
     
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    If they were Jews we're in a lot of trouble