QUETTA - Forty-five bodies of Afghan nationals who had died in a shipping container due to suffocation have been handed over to the Afghan Consul Gen here on Sunday. Police had found 45 bodies and 65 unconscious Afghans crammed and locked inside a container in Hazar Ganji on a truck in the outskirts of Quetta the other day. All the victims, who were Afghan nationals, were trying to go to Iran for a better future, but died during the journey because of suffocation. Talking to The Nation, Commissioner Quetta Division Naseem Lehri said 45 dead bodies had been handed over to Afghan Council General Muhammad Dawood Mousini. He said other Afghan nationals had been handed over to FIA for investigation. Deputy Inspector General Wazir Khan Nasir said security had been tightened in and around the hospital and Afghan Nationals were being taken into custody as soon as the doctors discharged them for their illegal entry into Pakistan. He said police had not succeeded so far in arresting the driver and cleaner of the truck shipping the container. Meanwhile, Afghan Consul General Muhammad Dawood Mousini visited the hospital where he inquired about the health of Afghan nationals. Talking to media he said President Hamid Karzai was sending a special plane to carrying the dead bodies to the country.