The dungeon home of Austrian incest-rapist Joseph Fritzl may be used to house migrants as Austrian local authorities struggle to find a buyer for the property, and enough homes for the hundreds of thousands of migrants pouring across Europe.
The house could become the newest home for up to 50 migrants, according to the Mail, after local authorities failed to shift the seized abode.
Fritzl, who is serving a life sentence for his rape and incest crimes against his daughter and grandchildren kept his daughter Elizabeth captive in the property for 24 years. She is reported to have birthed seven of his children as a result of repeated rapes and sexual violence.
Now the property could make room for up 50 migrants, further embittering locals to the house which has been up for sale for around £145,000. Michael Wiesner from the local social democratic party, said: “It is not something we can prevent. The liquidator is able to do what he wants with it as the representative of the property.
“We are getting a container here which will offer 150 beds for asylum seekers. By doing so, we will have fulfilled our quota.”
The Mail notes:
More than 20,000 asylum seekers entered Austria this weekend alone – with an estimated 200,000 thought to have passed through over the past few weeks.
This morning Austrian police said that about 1,000 new arrivals are expected soon at the main border crossing point with Hungary, after nearly 10,000 migrants trekked into the country.
Police spokesman Helmut Marban said that most of yesterday’s arrivals at the Nickelsdorf crossing east of Vienna had already been brought to emergency shelters elsewhere in the country.
He said Hungary is bringing the 1,000 people expected Tuesday to its side of the border by train.
From there, the migrants usually walk into Austria.
This morning it was revealed that a major rail route into Germany from Austria will remain closed until October 4 amid concerns over Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.
This afternoon the European Union forced through a migrant quota through qualified majority voting – a system biased against smaller EU nations like Austria.