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Main suspects in Hungary migrant truck deaths jailed for 25 years

Jun 14. 2018
(FILES)members of an international smuggler group are pictured at a courthouse in Kecskemet, some 80 km from Hungarian capital Budapest, during the opening of a trial in connection with deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria.AFP
(FILES)members of an international smuggler group are pictured at a courthouse in Kecskemet, some 80 km from Hungarian capital Budapest, during the opening of a trial in connection with deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria.AFP
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By Agence France-Presse
Hungary

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A Hungarian court on Thursday sentenced to 25 years in jail the main four defendants for the gruesome deaths of 71 migrants who suffocated in a lorry nearly three years ago.

The victims -- 59 men, eight women and four children, including a baby -- came from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, joining hundreds of thousands like them trying to reach Germany in 2015 at the height of Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II.

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