Monday, June 27, 2022

46 Migrants Found Dead Inside 18 Wheeler In San Antonio TX

46 people found dead in 18-wheeler on Southwest Side, multiple sources report 
SAN ANTONIO – Forty-six people were found dead inside a tractor-trailer on the Southwest Side, and 16 others were taken to area hospitals in varying conditions, according to San Antonio police. The people died of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and the trailer did not have air conditioning or water, said San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood. The victims including both men and women, “teenagers and young adults,” Hood said. Local officials, including Hood, San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, said the investigation has already been turned over to federal authorities. “It’s tragic,” Nirenberg said. “They had families... and were likely trying to find a better life. It’s nothing short of a horrific, human tragedy.” Several San Antonio police vehicles, as well as fire trucks and ambulances, are covering a portion of Quintana Road on the Southwest Side. U.S. Border Patrol officers were seen arriving around 8 p.m. Monday. Source

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