64 immigrants from Ethiopia found dead in Mozambique

On Tuesday 64 suspected undocumented immigrants from Ethiopia were found dead in a cargo container in Mozambique’s Tete province.

“A truck transporting illegal immigrants from Malawi, suspected to be Ethiopians, was stopped at the Mussacana weight bridge in Tete, and 64 people were found dead. Only 14 survived,” a health official said.

“The cause of death is presumed to be asphyxiation.”

The deceased were found in a blue cargo container loaded on to a haulage truck.

Mozambique is often being used as a smuggling corridor for migrants heading to South Africa.


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