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Horror As 46 Migrants Are Found Dead At Back Of Texas Lorry

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At least 46 people have died and 16 others have been taken to hospital after they were discovered in the back of a lorry in San Antonio, Texas, just 150 miles from the Mexico border.

“Teenagers and young adults” were among 46 people who died from extreme heat inside a lorry in Texas – in what appears to be one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling along the US-Mexico border.

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San Antonio Fire Department chief Charles Hood said that his crew found “stacks of bodies” inside the trailer.

He added that as well as the 46 dead, another 16 other people were taken to hospital for heat stroke and exhaustion, including four minors.

Survivors were said to be “hot to the touch” and suffering from heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Outdoor temperatures reached 39.4C on Monday, as it is suspected the victims likely died from heat exhaustion and dehydration.

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Officials also said three people were in custody following the incident.

 

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