Three migrants have died and 11 have been injured in a collision in southern Hungary that police consider was attributable to a human trafficker.
The collision occurred close to the village of Bocsa, 122kms south of Budapest round 2am, police stated in an announcement.
A automobile carrying 15 passengers did not cease at a police checkpoint and crashed head-on into one other automobile earlier than bursting into flames, the assertion stated.
Two of the passengers have been killed on the scene, whereas a 3rd died later in hospital, it stated.
Another 11 have been taken to hospital with accidents.
The driver, a Georgian nationwide, was arrested on the scene on suspicion of human trafficking and negligence resulting in a deadly highway accident, police stated.
“A Georgian man wanted to smuggle 15 illegal migrants across the country,” the police stated.
Last week an advisor to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated 157,000 migrants had reached Hungary’s borders to this point in 2022, a rise on final yr’s determine.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
Mr Orban stated final month he would arrange a brand new border safety physique because of the enhance.
In 2015, Mr Orban erected razor-wire fences on Hungary’s borders to maintain out migrants and applied harsh asylum-seeker insurance policies which have been criticised by rights teams.
primarily based on website supplies www.rte.ie