Hungary's police make new arrest over migrant truck deaths in Austria

Hungarian police lead a man, suspected to be involved in the death of 71 migrants in a truck in Austria, into Kecskemet courtroom on Aug 29, 2015.
Hungarian police lead a man, suspected to be involved in the death of 71 migrants in a truck in Austria, into Kecskemet courtroom on Aug 29, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

BUDAPEST (AFP) - Hungarian police said on Sunday that they have made a fifth arrest over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria last week.

Police say they are investigating a "Bulgarian national, a male, on suspicion of committing the crime of people smuggling", police said in a statement.

The arrest was made late on Saturday night.