Twenty-two of the 50 people killed in closed trucks in the United States are Mexicans

Newshub18 :Twenty-two of the 50 people killed in closed trucks in the United States are Mexicans.

Tragic things happened again on the way abroad illegally. Fifty immigrants have died on their way to the United States by truck. The incident happened on Monday, local time, in the city of San Antonio in the state of Texas in the south-central United States. Sixteen people in the truck have been admitted to hospital in a critical condition.
It is believed that the men were crossing the Mexican border into the United States in a truck hoping to immigrate. They may have died later in the scorching heat. Because the temperature in San Antonio on Monday was 39.5 degrees Celsius.

Neighboring Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard tweeted on Tuesday that 22 of the dead were from Mexico, six from Guatemala and two from Honduras. The identities of the others were not known.
The truck was abandoned on the side of a highway in the suburbs of San Antonio. The United States-Mexico border is located about 250 kilometers or 150 miles from the city. The city is used as one of the most important routes for human trafficking.
The truck was surrounded by U.S. police, fire service and emergency services personnel. Charles Hood, head of the city’s fire service, told reporters at the scene that the bodies of 48 people were first found in the abandoned truck. Four more died later. Sixteen more people, including four children, have been admitted to the hospital in critical condition.

Charles Hood added that those people could get sick and die while getting into the truck in the scorching heat. Because there was no water. Although the abandoned truck was used to transport frozen goods, it did not have effective air conditioning equipment.
City Police Chief William McManus said authorities first learned of the abandoned lorry by a phone call around 5:30 p.m., local time. A worker at a nearby building called and told them that someone was crying in a truck parked on the side of the highway, asking for help.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg called the incident a “humanitarian tragedy.” “Tonight we are fighting a terrible humanitarian tragedy,” he told a news conference on Monday. I urge all of you to look at the matter from a humanitarian point of view and pray for the victims and their families. ”
Ron Nirenberg added that those involved in the tragic incident would be punished, adding, “Hopefully, those involved will be identified soon.” They will be brought under the law for such inhumane acts and justice will be ensured.

City authorities later said three suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident. However, their names were not disclosed. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating the incident as a criminal act, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Expressing grief over the incident, Mexican President Lopez Obrador said he would raise the issue of immigration during a meeting with US President Joe Biden in Washington on July 12

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