At least 46 immigrants found dead in a truck in Texas

At least 46 immigrants found dead in a truck in Texas

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The bodies of at least 46 people, immigrants who were said to have crossed the border with Mexico illegally, were found Monday in the back of an abandoned truck near San Antonio, Texas. This is one of the most tragic discoveries related to illegal immigration in recent years in the United States.

The bodies of at least 46 people were found on Monday, June 27, in a truck near San Antonio, Texas (southern US), according to local authorities. Another 16 people, including 4 children, were hospitalized in a state of dehydration.

Trucks like the one found in San Antonio, about 240 kilometers from the border with Mexico, are a method of transportation frequently used by immigrants wishing to enter the United States. Such a trip is very dangerous, especially since these vehicles are rarely air-conditioned and their passengers quickly run out of water.

“The patients we saw were hot to the touch, they were suffering from heat stroke and heat stress, and we didn’t find any trace of water in the car,” the fire chief explained.

Several local television stations and the San Antonio daily reported the ominous discovery on Monday night, and images broadcast by KSAT channel showed several police and emergency vehicles at the scene. The San Antonio police chief said three people have been arrested in connection with the case.

Very political drama

The Republican Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, announced the news on his Twitter account, immediately accusing US President Joe Biden of responsibility for the tragedy. Biden responded, “These deaths. It’s the result of his murderous policy of open borders.”

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Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard lamented the “tragedy” on Twitter and noted that the Mexican consul, although we don’t know the “nationalities” of the victims, was going there.

The arrival of illegal immigrants increased sharply after the election of Joe Biden, although the latter has been trying since his arrival in the White House to stem the flow of immigrants by assigning his deputy, Kamala Harris, this thorny file.

In 2017, a similar tragedy occurred in lives: Ten migrants died in a scorchingly hot trailer Parked in a parking lot near San Antonio.

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