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Main suspects in Hungary migrant truck deaths jailed for 25 years


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.

Published : June 14, 2018

By : Agence France-Presse Hungary