MOZAMBIQUE – Around 60 Corpses Found in a Cargo Container in Tete Province

THE MIGRANTS, BELIEVED TO BE ETHIOPIANS, WERE TRYING TO ILLEGALLY REACH SOUTH AFRICA PASSING THROUGH MOZAMBIQUE

The Tete Province has become a transit corridor for all the illegal migrants who want to reach South Africa passing through Malawi and Mozambique.

More Than 60 People Found Dead in Cargo Container in Mozambique

More than 60 people have been found dead in a cargo container in Mozambique’s northwest Tete province, according to reports.

The cause of the deaths is suspected to be asphyxiation, a senior hospital official, who asked not be named because he does not have the authority to speak to the media, told AFP news agency on Tuesday.

“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,” the official said. “Only 14 survived.”

The victims were discovered in a blue cargo container loaded on to a haulage truck, according to pictures seen by AFP.

Mozambique is generally seen as a smuggling corridor for migrants seeking to make their way to South Africa.

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