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Ethiopian migrants found dead in truck

Publish date: 30 March 2020
Issue Number: 866
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Criminal

Sixty-four people believed to be migrants from Ethiopia have been found dead in a container attached to a truck in Mozambique. It is believed they were heading to SA. Police stopped the truck enroute from Malawi in the province of Tete. A BusinessLIVE report notes that Amelia Direito, spokesperson for Tete migration services, said the officials checked the container after hearing banging coming from inside. They found 14 people alive among the bodies of 64 who had died from suspected asphyxiation. The survivors were now being held at an immigration facility. 'Two people, including the driver, were detained in connection with the incident,' said police spokesperson Orlando Mudumane.

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