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Court orders arrest of four in migrant truck deaths

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2015 | 8:00 AM
A man (second right), accused of being involved in the trafficking of the 71 migrants found dead in a truck in Austria, is escorted by police officers at a court in Hungary yesterday.

KECSKEMET (AP):

Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest yesterday by a Hungarian court.

The preliminary arrests will be in place until the suspects are indicted or September 29, at the latest.

The court agreed with prosecutors that the severity of the crime and the risk that the suspects would flee justified their arrest.

The three Bulgarian suspects are aged 29, 30 and 50, officials said, while the fourth suspect - an Afghani - is 28 years old.

The refrigerated truck with the dead migrants was found last Thursday in the safety lane of the main Budapest-to-Vienna highway.