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Six Afghan Migrants Discovered in Lorry in Germany

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KABUL: Six Afghan migrants were discovered inside a Bulgarian lorry by German police in a motorway lorry park in southern Germany, German Media Reported.

The six Afghan migrants, between 15 and 21 years of age were discovered in the back of a Bulgarian lorry on Saturday afternoon. The local newspaper Die Stimme reported that the Bulgarian lorry driver had stopped for a break in a lorry park off the A6 motorway, near the small town of Bad Rappenau, in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

According to statements from German police in the nearby town of Heilbronn, the driver of a Bulgarian lorry heard knocking coming from his trailer and had noticed that it was moving around. He asked a fellow lorry driver to call the police.

When the police arrived, six young men jumped out, saying they were from Afghanistan. They said they had got in the lorry on Wednesday in Romania.

A Polish lorry driver who observed the incident told Die Stimme that the lorry changed drivers at the lorry park. He said that two Turkish drivers left and the Bulgarian driver was meant to take the goods on to the German city of Mannheim.

As the Bulgarian driver arrived, he heard knocking coming from inside the lorry trailer. The police and other emergency services were called to get the lorry open. The migrants thought that they had already arrived in France, according to reports in Die Stimme. They asked for water as they emerged from the lorry.

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