46 Migrants Found Dead In Tractor-trailer In Texas
Muhammad Irfan Published June 28, 2022 | 08:40 AM
Washington, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Jun, 2022 ) :At least 46 migrants were found dead Monday in and around a tractor-trailer that was abandoned on the side of a road in San Antonio, in central Texas, authorities said.
The grim discovery was one of the worst disasters involving migrants in the United States in recent years -- and came five years after a similar deadly incident in the same city, a few hours from the Mexican border.
He said that 16 people had been transported to hospital alive and conscious -- 12 adults and four pediatric patients.
"The patients that we saw were hot to the touch, they were suffering from heat stroke, heat exhaustion, no signs of water in the vehicle, it was a refrigerated tractor-trailer but there was no visible working AC unit on that rig," Hood said.
Officials reported three people were in custody over the incident.
A massive emergency operation was underway at the scene involving police, firefighters and ambulances.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott hit, a Republican who advocates a tough line on immigration, hit out at President Joe Biden over the disaster -- blaming his "deadly open border policies.""These deaths are on Biden," Abbott tweeted. "They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law."San Antonio was the site of a similar migrant tragedy in 2017, when 10 people suffocated to death in a sweltering trailer with broken air conditioning and clogged ventilation holes as they traveled into the United States.