Driver of death truck a Sri Lankan

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Driver of death truck a Sri Lankan

Budapest - Police investigating the deaths of 18 Sri Lankans who apparently suffocated while being smuggled through Hungary in a truck said their driver was a Sri Lankan holding Romanian citizenship. The truck, with the 18 corpses inside, was found by police on Saturday in the west Hungarian city of Gyor, apparently en route for western Europe. The vehicle had Bulgarian license plates. Colonel Laszlo Bene of the Hungarian police said the driver was still at large. Bulgaria initially announced an arrest in the case, but officials later said the man detained was not the driver but the head of the trucking company who seemed innocent of wrongdoing but was being kept in investigative custody. AP

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