Up to 50 refugees found dead in truck in Austria: Krone newspaper

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 27, 2015 7:01 AM

ZURICH (Reuters) - As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked truck in eastern Austria on Thursday, the Krone newspaper reported, saying initial indications were that they suffocated.

The interior ministry had no immediate comment on the report.

Tens of thousands of refugees from crisis areas in the Middle East and Africa have been trying to make their way to Europe.

(Reporting by Michael Shields and Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Toby Chopra)