50 migrants die in trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

50 migrants dead trailer
Police and other first responders work the scene where officials say dozens of people have been found dead and multiple others were taken to hospitals with heat-related illnesses after a semitrailer containing suspected migrants was found, Monday, June 27, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Fifty people have died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in the sweltering Texas heat.

It’s the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Nearly all of the victims in San Antonio were found Monday at the scene. Four people later died after being taken to hospitals. More than a dozen people had been taken to hospitals, including four children.

No water was found in the trailer

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says they were hot to the touch and dehydrated, and no water was found in the trailer. The home countries of all of the migrants were not immediately known, but officials say some were from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

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