At least 50 undocumented immigrants have been discovered deceased. They were found inside of a tractor trailer, in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday. It seems to be the deadliest human smuggling incident in modern U.S. history.
Someone working near railroad tracks in a rural area had heard someone crying for assistance. They then saw the first body.
According to the San Antonio Police Department, 16 other people were transported to a medical facility with various issues. This included four children.
Many San Antonio Police cars, including fire trucks and ambulances, were seen surrounding a part of Quintana Road.
On Tuesday morning, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated that 22 of the dead were Mexican nationals. He added that seven of them derived from Guatemala and two from Honduras. The nationalities of the other 19 people haven’t been validated.
After the dead were found, three people were taken into custody. Authorities aren’t sure if they are related to the matter, and their identities weren’t revealed.
The immigrants who survived the ordeal had no water or air conditioning. They were said to be “hot to the touch, suffering from heat strokes, and heat exhaustion.”