Three children are in a critical condition, suffering from severe dehydration, after being rescued from a lorry in Austria containing 26 refugees on Friday.
The lorry carrying refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh was stopped in the small town of St. Peter am Hart, close to the German border,
local police said.
The 29-year-old Romanian driver was arrested, while the children and their parents were taken to the hospital in a nearby town of Braunau.
"It was a very close call," David Furtner from the Austrian police said, adding the children had been dizzy due to dehydration in the hot and sticky lorry. Medical staff said they would not have made it much longer.