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List of migrant vehicle incidents in Europe

Large number of migrants travel overland in Europe. Since the Schengen Agreement there are no regular border checks in most EU countries.

This article is a list of migrant vehicle incidents in Europe, involving injury and/or loss of life.

Contents

2015Edit

Date Location Passengers Injuries Deaths
August 27 A4 Highway, Austria 71 0 71
August 24 Nickelsdorf, Austria 70-90 37 0[1]
August 21 Amstetten, Austria 30 24 0[2]

August 27Edit

On August 27, 2015, Austrian police discovered a truck along the A4 highway in Austria and found 71 deceased migrants, including eight children. The truck, which had been parked on the shoulder in between the villages Neusiedl and Parndorf, had been noticed by an employee of the Asfinag highway agency who observed liquid seeping out and informed police.[3]

August 24Edit

37 migrants are injured in an accident outside the village of Nickelsdorf in Austria. There were in between 70 and 90 migrants in the two trucks involved.[4]

August 21Edit

24 migrants are injured (3 seriously) when the truck they were travelling in overturned near the Austrian village of Amstetten. There were 30 people in the vehicle at the time.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "37 Verletzte nach Schlepperauto-Kollision". ORF. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Unfall mit Schlepperauto: 24 Verletze". ORF Niederösterreich. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Dutzende tote Flüchtlinge in Schlepperfahrzeug im Burgenland entdeckt". Der Standard. APA. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  4. ^ "37 Verletzte nach Schlepperauto-Kollision". ORF. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Unfall mit Schlepperauto: 24 Verletze". ORF Niederösterreich. Retrieved 27 August 2015.