64 migrants found dead in cargo truck in Mozambique: authorities
More than 60 undocumented migrants believed to be Ethiopians have been found dead in a cargo truck in the Mozambique‘s northwestern Tete province.
The truck entered Mozambique from Malawi and was stopped early Tuesday at a checkpoint in Moatize, near the Zambezi River, according to Zitamar News.
When authorities heard bashing noises coming from inside the container, they ordered the driver to open it and they found 14 survivors inside as well as the bodies. The deceased died from a lack of oxygen, according to officials.
The Mozambican driver later admitted he had been hired to smuggle the migrants from Malawi to Mozambique.
The survivors will be screened for the coronavirus and quarantined, health officials told Zitamar.
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