The bodies of 42 immigrants who were travelling to Malawi have been found in a truck in Tanzania in which they are believed to have suffocated.
Tanzania Deputy Interior Minister Pereira Silima said on Tuesday that the immigrants “died of suffocation and had no food.”
It is understood the driver of the truck abandoned it and fled after he learned of the deaths.
The bodies were discovered in the truck in Dodoma province, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of Dar es Salaam.
International media reports were indicating that the 42 were Malawian nationals but other reports in Tanzania media said they were Ethiopian nationals travelling to Malawi.
Malawi foreign affairs ministry said they are liaising with Tanzania authorities on the incident.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :