Nearly 50 bodies of suspected migrants were discovered in and around a tractor trailer in the US

Nearly 50 bodies of suspected migrants were discovered in and around a tractor trailer in the US - Photo 1.

Behind a tractor truck in San Antonio, Texas, USA, June 27 – Photo: KSAT

According to the newspaper New York TimesTwo sources said police found more than 12 other people and took them to a local hospital. This could be one of the biggest migrant-related tragedies in the US in recent years.

All victims are said to have crossed the border illegally to the US.

Residents said the San Antonio Police Department was looking for the driver of the vehicle. This person abandoned the car before it was discovered in a remote area near the tracks and car park.

The scene discovered more than 40 bodies suspected of being immigrants in the city of San Antonio, Texas, on June 27 – Video: SHANGHAI EYE

Meanwhile, according to multiple sources of local KSAT Radio, at least 46 people were found dead inside this tractor trailer and 16 others were taken to hospital. According to KSAT, police were at the scene at about 6 pm on June 27 local time, or about 6 am on June 28 Vietnam time.

Theo New York Times, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced that one of Mexico’s consul generals was arriving at the site. Mr Ebrard offered his condolences and said the nationality of the victims was not known yet.

There are various updates available on the number of truck deaths in San Antonio. However, according to New York Timesthe official announcement of Texas governor Greg Abbott recorded at least 46 deaths, suspected to be migrants from Mexico.

Also follow New York TimesSan Antonio Police Chief William McManus said three people were arrested.

Writing on Twitter, Gustavo García-Siller, archbishop of San Antonio, expressed shock that Texas continues to witness this tragic incident after the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde on May 24. .

Discovered nearly 50 bodies of suspected migrants in and around a tractor trailer in the US - Photo 3.

Rescue workers at the scene found 40 bodies in San Antonio on June 27 – Photo: KSAT

According to KSAT, Charles Hood, the head of the San Antonio Fire Department, said the people died from exhaustion and heatstroke, while the trailer had no air conditioning and no water. Mr Hood said the victims included both men and women, ranging in age from “adolescents and teenagers”.

Sheriff Charles Hood also said he hoped the victims taken to the hospital would survive and said they had suffered from heat stroke.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the investigation has been turned over to federal authorities.

“It’s tragic. They have families… and are likely trying to find a better life. This is a terrible human tragedy,” Mr. Nirenberg said.

The US Department of Homeland Security announced that it is working with local, federal and state governments to investigate the deaths of migrants.

Theo New York TimesForeign Minister Enrique Reina of Honduras announced they were investigating whether any of the victims were his citizens.

Meanwhile, KSAT said local authorities have not yet been able to confirm whether the victims in the incident were immigrants, nor which country they came from.

At a press conference on the night of June 27 (US time), San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said they may not have found all the victims in this tragedy. “We’ve already sent the dog to look in the woods, and we might have to do it again tomorrow at dawn,” Mr McManus said.

Discovered nearly 50 bodies of suspected migrants in and around a tractor trailer in the US - Photo 4.

Rescue workers at the scene discovered 40 bodies in a tractor trailer in San Antonio, Texas, USA, June 27 – Photo: AP

Texas is the state with a record number of migrants crossing the border from Mexico. Authorities here are already preparing for a new wave of border crossings, which are expected to increase in the spring and summer.

The cause of death for more than 40 people in San Antonio is unknown. However, San Antonio and other cities across Texas are experiencing near-record hot weather in June.

The US Department of Homeland Security is expected to receive the investigation soon. A spokesman for US Customs and Border Protection said the Homeland Security Investigations team had arrived at the scene, but did not provide further details.

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