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Hungary detains 5th suspect in trafficking of 71 migrants who died in truck found in Austria

  • A man, centre, accused of being involved in the trafficking of the 71 migrants found dead in a truck in Austria, is escorted by police officers at a court in Kecskemet, Hungary on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi)  HUNGARY OUT

    A man, centre, accused of being involved in the trafficking of the 71 migrants found dead in a truck in Austria, is escorted by police officers at a court in Kecskemet, Hungary on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi) HUNGARY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A man, second right, accused of being involved in the trafficking of the 71 migrants found dead in a truck in Austria, is escorted by police officers at a court in Kecskemet, Hungary on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi) HUNGARY OUT

    A man, second right, accused of being involved in the trafficking of the 71 migrants found dead in a truck in Austria, is escorted by police officers at a court in Kecskemet, Hungary on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi) HUNGARY OUT  (The Associated Press)

Hungarian police say they have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria.

A national police statement said the Bulgarian national was arrested on Saturday evening. Police said Sunday they will seek to have him held in custody on suspicion of human trafficking.

On Saturday, a court in the central city of Kecskemet — from where prosecutors say the truck departed — placed four other suspects under preliminary arrest pending possible indictment.

Those men, three Bulgarians and an Afghan, were arrested Thursday in southern Hungary. The truck with the dead migrants was found earlier that day parked along the Budapest-to-Vienna highway.

Austrian experts are performing autopsies on the victims: 59 men, eight women and four children.