Belgian police rescue 14 migrants from refrigerator truck

Belgian police rescue 14 migrants from refrigerator truck
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  • calendar-gray 09 March 2020

Fourteen migrants were rescued from a refrigerator truck near the main Wallonian city in Belgium, local police said Monday, APA reports citing Sputnik.  

"There is no cause for concern with their health," police in the Namur municipality was quoted as saying by Le Soir newspaper.

Last October, the world was shocked by the news of a refrigerator truck carrying 39 Vietnamese migrants, 31 men and 8 women with their ages ranging from 15-44, who had frozen to death. The truck had arrived in the United Kingdom from Belgium. It was found in an industrial park in Essex county in the UK. 

Four men, including two drivers who transported the trailer, were charged with manslaughter and other offences, and several other people have been arrested.

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