Migrants Found dead inside Truck in Texas: There was a stir in San Antonio, Southwest Texas of America, when the bodies of 46 people were recovered simultaneously inside a tractor-trailer. At the same time 16 other people have been admitted to the hospital. Giving information, the officials said that this incident is suspected to be related to the smuggling of migrants.
There was a scream inside the tractor-trailer
Police Chief William McManus said that a city worker present at the scene got an idea of the situation after hearing the cries for help at around 6 pm. When the officer approached the tractor-trailer, he saw a dead body on the ground outside it.
The cause of death can be extreme heat
The head of the fire department, Charles Hood, said that the cause of the death of the migrants could be the scorching heat. Of the 16 people who fell ill due to the heat, 12 are adults and four are children. The body of the patients was heating up and there was absolutely no water in the trailer.
Three people have been taken into custody
William McManus said that three people have been detained in the case, who are being questioned. However, it is not yet clear whether they were involved in human trafficking or not.
Such incidents have happened before
This is not the first such incident in America. But it may be the deadliest tragedy in the past few decades, with thousands of people killed trying to cross the US border from Mexico. Earlier in the year 2017, 10 migrants died after being trapped inside a truck parked at a Walmart in San Antonio. Whereas in 2003, 19 migrants were found in a truck southeast of San Antonio.
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