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Death Toll in Texas Rises to 51 After Migrants Found Trapped in Tractor-Trailer

HeadlineJun 29, 2022

In Texas, the number of people who died after being confined inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio has risen to 51. All of the victims are believed to have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border seeking refuge. Forty-six people were found dead in the truck on Monday, while five more died after being taken to local hospitals. On Tuesday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador addressed the mass deaths.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador: “I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of the Mexican, Guatemalan and Honduran migrants who died yesterday, asphyxiated in a trailer. It is a tremendous disgrace. … These unfortunate events have to do with the situation of poverty and desperation of our Central American and Mexican brothers and sisters. It happens because there is also human trafficking and lack of controls at the border between Mexico and the United States and in the United States.”

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