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Death toll of migrants in truck on Austria highway tops 70

Death toll of migrants in truck on Austria highway tops 70

At first the police thought there’d been an accident. But as they drew closer, blood dripping from the truck and a terrible stench warned them that the reality might be worse. It was. Inside the vehicle, found abandoned on an Austrian highway Thursday, were the partially decomposed bodies of more than 70 migrants. They were the latest additions to a mounting tally of people literally dying to get to Europe, part of possibly the biggest refugee crisis to hit the continent since World War II. The discovery occurred less than 30 miles from where the leaders of Germany, Austria and several Balkan nations were meeting in Vienna to discuss how to cope with the growing tide of...

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