At least 14 migrants who were identified as Ethiopians, had been found dead in Eastern Tanzania’s region of Morogoro, Police said on Monday.
According to the Morogoro Regional Police Commander Wilbroad Mutafungwa, he said that the aliens were found dead in Mindu area, near Morogoro municipality, on the Tanzania-Zambia highway.
He said that there were 26 illegal migrants on board a vehicle, but 14 of them had already died, five were receiving medical treatment at the Morogoro Regional Hospital, while seven people were not affected.
He said that the aliens were on their way to South Africa, through Malawi or Zambia, in search for “greener pastures”.
On her part, Regional Immigration officer Safina Mhindi said that it was not clear whether the bodies of the Ethiopians will be buried in Tanzania or taken to their home country.
Tanzania is the main gateway for illegal immigrants particularly for those who are on the way to South Africa.