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Migrants packed in van taken to hospital in Croatia

Forty two migrants have been taken to hospital after several dozen, including children, were found packed in a van travelling through the country.

Emergency doctors said most were suffering from carbon-monoxide poisoning and some were unconscious.

Doctor Maja Grba Buljevic told the Hina news agency their condition has improved.

Croatia's state TV said a total of 62 people, including children, were in the van when it was stopped late Saturday by traffic police on a road near the town of Novska, by the Bosnian border.

All the migrants were male, from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and smuggled illegally into the country, reports said.

A police statement is expected later on Sunday.

Thousands of migrants are stranded in neighbouring Serbia looking for ways to reach western Europe.

AP

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