The Courier-Mail

Truck four face court


BU­DAPEST: Four sus­pected hu­man traf­fick­ers pleaded not guilty in a Hun­gar­ian court over the 71 de­com­pos­ing bod­ies found in a truck in Aus­tria, mark­ing a sick­en­ing new low in Europe’s mi­grant cri­sis.

Europe is strug­gling to find a co­her­ent ap­proach as its gov­ern­ments face a record in­flux of hun­dreds of thou­sands of refugees flee­ing con­flict in the Mid­dle East and Africa.

Po­lice said the vic­tims, be­lieved to be mainly Syr­ian refugees, may have been dead for two days. The court re­manded three Bul­gar­i­ans, aged 29, 30 and 50, and an Afghan, 28, in cus­tody un­til Septem­ber 29.

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