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Truck Carrying Asylum Seekers Crashes in Mexico, Killing 54 and Injuring Over 100

HeadlineDec 10, 2021

In Chiapas, Mexico, at least 54 people were killed and over 100 injured Thursday when a truck carrying migrants overturned. Most of the victims were people from Central America. Witnesses described a horrific scene, after the trailer fell on its side, split open and spilled bodies onto the pavement. The crash came the same week the Biden administration restarted and expanded the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers and after the U.S. and Mexico agreed to crack down on migrant caravans. Advocates say the policies have forced migrants to take on more dangerous and clandestine routes to reach the U.S. border.

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