No Fewer Than 46 Person Found Dead In Abandoned Texas Lorry

Date: 28-06-2022 7:59 am (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 28-06-2022 07:59 AM (1 month ago)

No fewer than 46 people, believed to be migrants, have been found dead in an abandoned lorry on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas.

A fire official said 16 people including four children had also been taken to hospital.

The survivors were “hot to the touch” and suffering from heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

San Antonio, which is 250km (150 miles) from the US-Mexican border, is a major transit route for people smugglers.

Human traffickers often use lorries to transport undocumented migrants after meeting them in remote areas once they have managed to cross into the United States.

“They had families…and were likely trying to find a better life,” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. “It’s nothing short of a horrific, human tragedy.”

Emergency responders initially arrived at the scene at about 18:00 local time (23:00 GMT) after responding to reports of a dead body, San Antonio fire chief Charles Hood told reporters.

“We’re not supposed to open up a truck and see stacks of bodies in there. None of us come to work imagining that,” he said.

He added that the vehicle, which had been abandoned by its driver, had no working air conditioning and there was no drinking water inside it.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, said that two Guatemalans were among those taken to hospital.

The nationalities of the other victims was not immediately clear, TheBBC writes.

Three people are being held in custody and the investigation has been handed over to federal agents.

Posted: at 28-06-2022 07:59 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 28-06-2022 12:41 PM (1 month ago)
poor people.......  RIP
Posted: at 28-06-2022 12:41 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- constigoldo at 28-06-2022 03:47 PM (1 month ago)
Would it not have been better had they remained where they were than to die this way?
Posted: at 28-06-2022 03:47 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- nikiniki at 29-06-2022 07:05 PM (1 month ago)
they died trying
Posted: at 29-06-2022 07:05 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac