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Police find more than 20 dead people inside abandoned truck

By Mason White 12:18 PM August 28, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Police in Austria, made a gruesome discovery after seeing an abandoned truck on the side of a road.

Police said that between 20 and 50 bodies were found in a refrigerated truck on Thursday.

The refrigerated truck was found abandoned on a highway near the border of Hungary. Police originally thought it was a broken truck, but they saw fluids from decomposing bodies seeping from the back door.

Hans Peter Doskozil, the police chief in the province of Burgenland, said that the deaths occurred one day before the truck was found.

“Many things indicate that the migrants were already dead when the truck crossed the border,” he said.

Police said it could take time to determine the exact number of victims. Estimates were between 20 and 50.

Police learned that the truck is owned by a man from Romania living in Hungary. They believe that the people were smuggled into the country by a gang.