According to Bulgaria’s government, at least 18 people, including a toddler, have been discovered dead inside an abandoned vehicle.
Over 40 migrants looked to have been being unlawfully transported by the van. The survivors were transported to a hospital for medical attention.
According to the health minister, the occupants aboard the truck were chilly, damp, and hungry after several days.
It is thought to be the most fatal immigrant-related incident to have occurred in Bulgaria.
The enormous number of persons attempting to join the EU from Turkey has long been a problem for Bulgaria.
The truck was discovered close to the village of Lokorsko, 12 miles (20 km) north-east of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. According to the interior ministry, the migrants were being unlawfully transported in the truck under some wood.
The truck’s conditions, as recounted by the health minister Asen Medzhidiev, were as follows: “Those who were confined to this truck did not have enough oxygen. They had not eaten in days and were chilly and damp.”