Tragedy in Burgenland: two refugees dead in a van

“Prevents worse”

The survivors – male Syrians and two Pakistani – were brought to Nickelsdorf for first aid. According to the police, her condition is good under the circumstances. In the afternoon, the men were questioned with interpreters about what had happened as witnesses.

“We were able to prevent worse,” said Gerald Tatzgern, head of the central office for combating smuggling crime at the Federal Criminal Police Office. Hungarian officials were also on the spot on Tuesday. One is also in contact with Budapest.

On Tuesday evening, the Eisenstadt public prosecutor ordered the autopsy of the two dead in order to clarify the cause and time of death. A result is expected at the end of the week.

Camp in the Western Balkans

The refugees are likely to come from the camps in the Western Balkans. “They probably didn’t want to spend another winter there,” says Tatzgern. More than 80 percent of the refugees on site are men.

He has recently observed more and more attacks from the Western Balkans. “Usually the route leads via Serbia to Hungary or via Romania to Hungary.”

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