On Monday, the bodies of 50 migrants were found in a truck parked on the side of the road in Texas, USA. More than 100 people were crammed into the truck. According to the information, 16 people have been admitted to the hospital, whose condition is said to be critical. When the police team reached the spot and took them out, their skin was hot.
It is being told that due to the excessive heat, the temperature of the container of the truck increased and people became victims of heat stroke. This 18-wheeled truck has been found in the city of San Antonio, Texas. Through this, the border was being crossed illegally. The city of San Antonio is about 250 km from the Texas-Mexico border.
According to a fire service official, the doors of the truck container were half-opened. There was no room for ventilation inside it and there was no water facility in the container. The condition of the 3 victims is said to be stable.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has blamed US President Joe Biden for these deaths. Abbott said that these deaths were due to the deadly open border policy. The temperature in the city of Antonio rises significantly during the summer months. On Monday, the temperature here was 39.4 degrees Celsius.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said there was no information yet on the citizenship of the victims. Embassy officials are reaching the spot to identify them.
San Antonio Police Department head William McManus said that three people have been detained in this case. However, he did not say whether the truck driver was involved in these three people. Mayor Ron Nirenberg says that tonight we are dealing with a terrible human tragedy.
The number of migrants caught while infiltrating the US through the southern border is increasing continuously. This year this number was the highest recorded in the last 10 years. Customs and Border Protection officials said such cases near the southern border have increased by 30% compared to a year ago.