At least 46 people found dead in Texas trailer truck
The Guardian says FORTY-SIX PEOPLE were found dead and 16 others were taken to hospital after being found inside a tractor-trailer rig on Monday on a remote back road in south-west San Antonio, Texas officials have said.
The discovery may prove to be the deadliest tragedy among thousands who have died attempting to cross the US border from Mexico in recent decades.
A city worker at the scene was alerted by a cry for help shortly before 6pm Monday, police chief William McManus said. Officers arrived to find a body on the ground outside the trailer and a partially opened gate to the trailer, he said.
Sixteen were taken to hospital with heat-related illnesses, of which 12 were adults and four were children, said fire chief Charles Hood. The patients were hot to the touch and dehydrated, and no water or air conditioning was found in the trailer, he said.
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