46 migrants found dead in abandoned trailer in San Antonio

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Body bags lie at the scene where a tractor trailer with multiple dead bodies was discovered, Monday, June 27, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forty-six people have been found dead after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in Texas.

It’s the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Sixteen people were hospitalized, including four children.

City worker alerted to situation early Monday evening

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said a city worker was alerted to the situation by a cry for help shortly before 6 p.m. Monday. Fire Chief Charles Hood said 12 of those taken to hospitals were adults and four were children.

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He said they were hot to the touch and dehydrated, and no water was found in the trailer.