US opens criminal probe after 51 people die in Texas truck
Aljazeera says AUTHORITIES in the United States have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of at least 51 people who had been trapped inside a sweltering tractor-trailer found abandoned in the city of San Antonio in southern Texas.
The incident was one of the deadliest human trafficking tragedies along the US-Mexico border in recent history.
The driver of the truck and two other people tied to the smuggling incident were taken into custody on Tuesday, US Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas told the Associated Press news agency.
The driver, a US citizen, is currently in hospital, a Mexican official told the Reuters news agency.
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