The human-smuggler wanted to dodge the police so he floored the accelerator while his papers were being checked. His van was crammed with illegal migrants, including children. Unfortunately, after getting away from the border crossing, the vehicle overturned in a ditch, causing the death of three. Seven others were seriously injured and taken into hospital. Further details are below.
Three died, seven injured
According to Daily Mail, everything started with the check of the van at a Hungary-Austria border crossing. However, while the documents were being checked, the human-smuggler floored the accelerator and tried to dodge the police. That is when his vehicle, crammed with 20 migrants, overturned and fell into a ditch of the A6 motorway.
The sorrowful events happened on Saturday at 9.30 AM GMT, resulting in the immediate death of a woman and two men. Seven others were seriously injured. The Austrian public broadcaster, ORF, reported that the smuggler is believed to be a Russian national. Police arrested him and are currently questioning him.
The van after the accident. Photo: MTI/EPA/Thomas Lenger
Actions needed against the migrant-smuggler mafia
An ambulance transferred the seven injured to nearby hospitals. Furthermore, the border crossing was closed for several hours for those entering Austria. The country’s interior minister, Gerhard Karner, said the deadly accident showed the cruelness of the smuggling mafia. He added that
authorities needed to take actions against the trafficking mafia.
Based on the Daily Mail’s report, “the Ministry of the Interior announced in May that police had smashed a group believed to have smuggled tens of thousands of people, mostly Syrians, from Hungary to Austria”.
The British newspaper reminded of a brutal 2015 accident when 71 people from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan suffocated in the back of an air-tight van. The human-smugglers hid them there, and their bodies, including three children and even a baby, were only discovered in Austria. However, they died on the roads of Hungary, Daily Mail wrote.
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Source: Daily Mail
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