Defendants arrive at the courthouse to stand trial for the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria nearly two years ago. AFP / ATTILA KISBENEDEK
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A Lebanese national and 11 others were indicted Wednesday in the case of 71 migrants who died in the back of refrigerated truck in Austria in 2015 .The gang folded after Austrian police discovered the bodies of 59 men, eight women and four children crammed inside a poultry refrigerator lorry near the Hungarian border on Aug. 27, 2015 .A day after the truck was discovered, the gang is said to have loaded another 67 migrants into a refrigerated lorry and again driven to Austria. Samsour L. and his gang allegedly smuggled some 1,200 people from the Hungary-Serbia border to Austria or Germany in 2015 .
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