August 28, 2015 / 6:30 AM / 3 years ago

More than 70 bodies found in Austrian refugee lorry: government

VIENNA (Reuters) - Investigators have found more than 70 bodies in a lorry full of refugees discovered abandoned on an Austrian motorway on Thursday, the interior ministry said on Friday.

A truck in which up to 50 migrants were found dead, is prepared to be towed away on a motorway near Parndorf, Austria August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Austrian police had originally put the toll at up to 50 and are due to announce the exact number within hours. The lorry had come to Austria from Hungary.

Reporting By Angelika Gruber, writing by Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Michael Shields

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