At least 20 migrants have been found dead in a lorry abandoned in a motorway lay-by near the eastern border with Hungary, Austrian authorities have said.

According to BBC News, police say the number of dead could be as high as 50.

The grim find comes as a summit focusing on migration takes place in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

Austria’s Chancellor Walter Faymann said the tragedy showed once again “how necessary it is to save lives by combating criminals and people traffickers”.

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