A sensational case of 46 migrants’ bodies found inside a truck has come to light in Texas , USA . Officials have called it a case of human trafficking and they are suspected to have been brought to the US through the Mexico border.
All the immigrants died due to extreme heat, lack of water and exhaustion. Three people have also been taken into custody in the case, although their connection with the incident is not clear yet.
Truck found parked near railway track in San Antonio
The truck in which the bodies were found was found parked near a railway track in San Antonio, Texas. City Police Chief William McManus said a worker in a nearby building approached the truck after hearing a call for help.
He found the doors of the truck partially open and when he looked inside, he saw a pile of dead bodies. Thereafter he informed the police.
46 immigrants found dead in truck, 16 hospitalized
According to police, they found 46 bodies inside the truck, while 16 others were found unconscious. He has been admitted to the hospital. There are no children among the dead.
“The patients we saw were very hot. They were suffering from heat and exhaustion,” said San Antonio Police Chief Charles Hood. The truck was AC, but no running AC was found. There was no water in it.
Immigrants died due to heat, investigation of human trafficking started
Heat and exhaustion are said to be the cause of death of all the migrants. San Antonio, where the incident took place, about 250 kilometers from the US-Mexico border, had a temperature of 39.4 degrees Celsius and extreme humidity on Monday.
It is feared that human trafficking was being done through his Mexican border. The Immigration Department has said that their Homeland Security Division is investigating the matter in collaboration with the police.
Texas governor blames President Biden’s policies
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has blamed President Joe Biden for these deaths. He said that this is the result of Biden’s deadly open border policies.
Biden has announced an easing of his predecessor Donald Trump’s harsh immigration policies. According to the Republican Party, this has led to an increase in illegal immigration and the number of immigrants coming through the US-Mexico border has reached record levels in recent months.
10 migrants were also killed in 2017
Let us tell you that in July 2017, a similar incident happened in San Antonio. Then 10 immigrants being brought in the truck had died. The police found this truck in a parking lot. The driver was sentenced to life imprisonment.