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US: Bodies of 46 people, believed to be migrants, recovered from abandoned lorry close to San Antonio Migrants
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US: Bodies of 46 people, believed to be migrants, recovered from abandoned lorry close to San Antonio

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Jun 2022, 09:21 am

Bodies of as many as 46 people, who are believed to be migrants, were recovered from  an abandoned lorry on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, media reports said on Tuesday.

A fire official told BBC 16 people, including four children, had also been taken to hospital.

The survivors were "hot to the touch" and suffering from heat stroke and heat exhaustion, reports BBC.

San Antonio is located 250km from the US-Mexican border.

This is considered as a major transit route for human traffickers, media reports said.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg reacted to the incident and tweeted: "Migrants seeking asylum should always be treated as a humanitarian crisis, but this evening we're facing a horrific human tragedy."

"More than 40 hopeful lives were lost. I urge you to think compassionately, pray for the deceased, the ailing, and their families at this moment," he said.