Texas: At least 46 Migrant workers found dead in San Antonio
At least 46 migrants were found dead on Monday in and around a tractor-trailer that had been abandoned on the outskirts of San Antonio. The dead are believed to be migrants who crossed into the United States from Mexico.
According to reports, 16 people, including children were sent to hospitals who are believed to be suffering from heat exhaustion and apparent dehydration. Chief Charles Hood of the San Antonio fire department said he was hopeful that the victims taken to the hospital would survive.
Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, a Republican who has made immigration central to his reelection campaign, pointed the blame at President Biden for the deaths. “These deaths are on Biden. They are a result of his deadly open border policies. They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law.” he said in a tweet.
The truck was found next to railroad tracks in a remote area on the city's southern outskirts, local television station KSAT reported.
The temperatures in San Antonio, which is about 250 kilometres from the Mexican border, swelled to a high of 39 C on Monday with high humidity.