Croatia: 42 migrants hospitalised after found packed in van

Emergency doctors said today most were suffering from carbon-monoxide poisoning

Published: 18th December 2016 04:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2016 04:10 PM   |  A+A-

Hungary Migrants

Refugees and supporters sit on the roadway in front of the border station of Obretzje and block the highway between Croatia and Slovenian, in Obretzje in Slovenia. |AP


ZAGREB( CROATIA): Authorities in Croatia say 42 migrants have been hospitalised after several dozen, including children, were found packed in a van travelling through the country.

Emergency doctors said today most were suffering from carbon-monoxide poisoning and some were unconscious. Doctor Maja Grba Buljevic told the Hina news agency their condition has improved.

Croatia's state TV says a total of 62 people, including children, were in the van when it was stopped late Saturday by traffic police on a road near the town of Novska, by the Bosnian border.

The report says all the migrants were male, from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and smuggled illegally into the country. It says a police statement is expected later today.

Thousands of migrants are stranded in neighbouring Serbia looking for ways to reach western Europe.

Stay up to date on all the latest World news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp