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46 migrants found dead in back of tractor trailer in San Antonio- Newshubweek

46 migrants found dead in back of tractor trailer in San Antonio- Newshubweek
Written by Arindam

Forty-six migrants were found dead in the back of a tractor trailer in San Antonio on Monday, law enforcement officials said. Sixteen others — 12 adults and four children — were taken to local hospitals with heat-related injuries.

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said he’s hopeful all 16 people taken to the hospital will survive. All of them were hot to the touch and appeared to be suffering from heat stroke, according to Hood. He said there were no signs of water or air conditioning in the truck.

The victims were a mix of men and women and varied in age, but none of the deceased appeared to be minors, officials said.

Three people are in custody, officials said at a Monday night press conference.

More than 20 emergency vehicles responded to the scene, CBS affiliate KENS-TV reported.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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