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US: 46 dead bodies of migrants found in truck in Texas

 San Antonio, June 28 (FMNews) – Atleast dead  bodies of 46  migrants have been found inside a tractor-trailer on Monday in San Antonio, Texas, according to reports.The bodies were found which can be called as  one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border.

A San Antonio Fire Department official said , 16 other people present in the truck have been sent to the hospital in critical condition.

A suspicious truck was found parked near a railway track in San Antonio, local television news channels reported. This was revealed when the vehicle was searched. The truck driver is absconding. The deceased could not be identified. San Antonio is about 250 kilometers from the US-Mexico border.

The officials found "stacks of bodies" and no signs of water in the truck, which was found next to railroad tracks in a remote area on the city's southern outskirts.

Sixteen other people found inside the trailer were shifted to hospitals for heat stroke and exhaustion, including four minors, but no children were among the dead, the department said.

 

 After getting the  information, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that our officials have left for San Antonio. Meanwhile, KSAT television in San Antonio has reported these people have been killed during migrant smuggling in South Texas.

According to US media, the vehicle full of bodies was parked near railroad tracks in a remote area on the southern outskirts of downtown San Antonio. San Antonio Police has not said anything officially about this. The Mexican General Consulate in San Antonio has said that Consul General Ruben Minutti has left for the scene.

Temperatures in San Antonio, which is about 250 km from the Mexican border, swelled to a high of 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39.4 degrees Celsius) on Monday with high humidity.

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard called the suffocation of the migrants in the truck the "tragedy in Texas" on Twitter and said consular officials would go to the hospitals where victims had been taken to help "however possible."

 

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