46 dead after trailer carrying migrants found in San Antonio

6/28/2022 5:48:00 AM

Officials in Texas say 46 people were found dead in and near a tractor-trailer and 16 others were taken to hospitals in a presumed migrant smuggling attempt into the United States.

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Officials in Texas say 46 people were found dead in and near a tractor-trailer and 16 others were taken to hospitals in a presumed migrant smuggling attempt into the United States .

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forty-six people were found dead in and near a tractor-trailer and 16 others were taken to hospitals in a presumed migrant smuggling attempt into the United States , officials in San Antonio said.

Of the 16 taken to hospitals with heat-related illnesses, 12 were adults and four were children, said Fire Chief Charles Hood. The patients were hot to the touch and dehydrated, and no water was found in the trailer, he said.“They were suffering from heat stroke and exhaustion,” Hood said. “It was a refrigerated tractor-trailer, but there was no visible working AC unit on that rig.”

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the 46 who died had “families who were likely trying to find a better life.”“This is nothing short of a horrific human tragedy,” Nirenberg said.Those in the trailer were part of a presumed migrant smuggling attempt into the United States, and the investigation was being led by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, McManus said.

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Humans suck. Truly. Is US State Department paying attention to so many deaths in US itself, instead of creating useless reports of Human Rights in Asia and elsewhere?. Shame on US, if big incidents are not corrected but reports of some silly incident is highlighted. J78878jjjîijjj8ii8ioj8iujjiúii Why would they have to be smuggled? My conservative friends have told me the border is completely open with no checks or refusals. Official Biden policy. Is that not true?

This is awful. Everything is awful right now The people in charge of the Executive Branch ignore this issue. We warned you and asked for help. This is what happens. No they do not defend human life. Own it mainstream. Your skewed reporting got this incompetence elected to open the door and send out the message to come. Peoples lives all for another vote. Sad.

That's a fat yikes. Heminator Yikes. The pathological identity obsession runs deeeep with many respondents to this story. Who sees this tragedy and immediately turns to bash their political enemies? Bad people. Biden did that As result of shitting on Latin America for forever now.

46 People Dead, 16 Hospitalized After Being Found Inside 18-Wheeler in San AntonioAuthorities described a horrific scene where they found bodies of men and women inside the trailer which was discovered Monday as temperatures reached a high of 103 degrees In that blood falls on the hands of Democrats in the president of the United States for not doing nothing Please finish the Wall, open all RVs an transport carriers

Biden did that Over 40 people are dead and everybody is up in arms about migration. 40 people are dead. Period. It doesn’t matter the circumstances. Children, mothers, fathers, etc. Can all you racists chill for like half a day? Of the 16 taken to hospitals with heat-related illnesses, 12 were adults and four were children, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. The patients were hot to the touch and dehydrated, and no water was found in the trailer, he said.

Awful God bless America - news from this place just gets better and better!!! Unbelievable Sickening...do they have any suspects for the monster that did this? 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🕊🕊🕊 Thanks to Biden and Harris

At least 46 bodies found in 18-wheeler in San AntonioSeveral first responders can be seen surrounding an 18-wheeler at the 9600 block of Quintana Road next to railroad tracks. And there is a mass murderer on the loose.. The person who abandoned the truck 🙏🙏 💔

46 Migrants Found Dead Inside Tractor-Trailer Near San AntonioAt least 16 others were taken to hospitals after the rig was found abandoned on the outskirts of the Texas city. Democrats don’t care about you. This tragedy was totally avoidable

46 dead after trailer carrying migrants found in San AntonioA U.S. official says at least 40 people have been found dead inside a tractor-trailer in a presumed migrant smuggling attempt in South Texas .

3 in custody after 46 found dead in 18-wheeler in San AntonioUPDATE - Three people are in custody after 46 people were found dead inside a tractor-trailer on the southwest side of San Antonio . Sincere question: Which is worse, Americans fleeing to Mexico or Mexicans seeking to enter America? Because I'm not certain how the flow of traffic will be in that regard. Stop the madness already

‘Horrific human tragedy’: 46 suspected migrants found dead inside big-rig in San AntonioBREAKING UPDATE: At least 40 migrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer in Texas on Monday, San Antonio police confirmed. Your reporters are incorrectly reporting that the SCOTUS overturning roe v wade done away with abortion which was a constitutional right. Abortion was never a right guaranteed in the constitution. Please correct your reporter’s.

Harris emerges as top abortion voice, warns of more fallout Of the 16 taken to hospitals with heat-related illnesses, 12 were adults and four were children, said Fire Chief Charles Hood.Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Gay/AP/Shutterstock (13008136a) Body bags lie at the scene where a tractor trailer with multiple dead bodies was discovered, in San Antonio Migrant Deaths, San Antonio, United States - 27 Jun 2022 Credit: Eric Gay/AP/Shutterstock 46 men and women have been found dead in an 18-wheeler in southwest San Antonio, Texas.KSAT-TV that ambulances and law enforcement officials, including agents from the U.By.

The patients were hot to the touch and dehydrated, and no water was found in the trailer, he said. “They were suffering from heat stroke and exhaustion,” Hood said. An additional 16 people including children were rushed to nearby hospitals in varying conditions Monday after multiple police, fire trucks and ambulances responded to the scene at 9600 block of Quintana Road, authorities confirmed during a press conference Monday. “It was a refrigerated tractor-trailer, but there was no visible working AC unit on that rig. This is a developing story; check back for details.” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the 46 who died had “families who were likely trying to find a better life. + Following You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications.” “This is nothing short of a horrific human tragedy,” Nirenberg said.

Those in the trailer were part of a presumed migrant smuggling attempt into the United States, and the investigation was being led by U. The trailer was crammed full of people as temperatures in San Antonio reached a high of 103 degrees.S. Homeland Security Investigations, McManus said. Not everyone has been accounted for. Three people were taken into custody, but it was unclear if they were absolutely connected with human trafficking, McManus said. Big rigs emerged as a popular smuggling method in the early 1990s amid a surge in U. Homeland Security Investigations San Antonio confirms to PEOPLE the agency is on scene.

S. border enforcement in San Diego and El Paso, Texas, which were then the busiest corridors for illegal crossings.8 million in reimbursements through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program for hotel rooms, food and a planned processing center, according to KSAT-TV . Before that, people paid small fees to mom-and-pop operators to get them across a largely unguarded border. As crossing became exponentially more difficult after the 2001 terror attacks in the U. "The past three months, we've seen about 50,000 migrants coming to San Antonio from the border.S.

, migrants were led through more perilous terrain and paid thousands of dollars more. In 2019, a similar fatal road crossing incident in England resulted in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants, according to . Heat poses a serious danger , particularly when temperatures can rise severely inside vehicles. Weather in the San Antonio area was mostly cloudy Monday, but temperatures approached 100 degrees. By. Some advocates drew a link to the Biden administration’s border policies. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy director at the American Immigration Council, wrote that he had been dreading such a tragedy for months.

“With the border shut as tightly as it is today for migrants from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, people have been pushed into more and more dangerous routes. Truck smuggling is a way up,” he wrote on Twitter. ADVERTISEMENT Stephen Miller, a chief architect of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, said, “Human smugglers and traffickers are wicked and evil” and that the administration’s approach to border security rewards their actions. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican running for reelection, was blunt in a tweet about the Democratic president: “These deaths are on Biden.

They are a result of his deadly open border policies.” Migrants — largely from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — have been expelled more than 2 million times under a pandemic-era rule in effect since March 2020 that denies them a chance to seek asylum but encourages repeat attempts because there are no legal consequences for getting caught. People from other countries, notably Cuba, Nicaragua and Colombia, are subject to Title 42 authority less frequently due to higher costs of sending them home, strained diplomatic relations and other considerations. U.S.

Customs and Border Protection reported 557 deaths on the southwest border in the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, more than double the 247 deaths reported in the previous year and the highest since it began keeping track in 1998. Most are related to heat exposure. ADVERTISEMENT CBP has not published a death tally for this year but said that the Border Patrol performed 14,278 “search-and-rescue missions” in a seven-month period through May, exceeding the 12,833 missions performed during the previous 12-month period and up from 5,071 the year before. ___ Spagat reported from San Diego.

Reporter Terry Wallace contributed from Dallas. AP NEWS .