At least 46 dead bodies were found in a truck’s tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in what authorities believe could be a shocking instance of cross-border migrant trafficking gone wrong.
Another 16 people were taken to local hospitals in varying conditions, according to officials.
San Antonio Police, as well as agents from US Customs and Border Patrol, are reportedly on the scene.
“There are about 46 migrants dead in San Antonio,” the city’s Catholic archbishop wrote in a statement. “Our prayers raised up to you O Lord for their souls. Lord have mercy on them. They hope for a better life. Lord after Uvalde and now this, help us! We need you! So many people suffer. God, God, God.”
Officials are expected to address the public later this evening at 9pm CDT.
46 dead, 16 injured in truck catastrophe, include four children
Officials have provided a grim update on the death toll from the tractor-trailer found filled with bodies in San Antonio on Monday.
They confirmed 46 people are dead, and another 16 were taken to hospitals with heat-related injuries, including four children.
“We’re not supposed to open up a truck and see stacks of bodies in there,” San Antonio Fire Department chief Charles Hood said.
Three people have been taken into custody, though they haven’t been named as suspects, officials said.
Josh MarcusJune 28, 2022 03:19
San Antonio police addressing public now
Josh Marcus28 June 2022 03:12
Texas governor blames Joe Biden for tractor-trailer catastrophe
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is blaming Joe Biden’s border policies for the more than 40 likely migrants found dead in a tractor-trailer on Monday near San Antonio.
“These deaths are on Biden,” Mr Abbott said in a statement on Monday. “They are a result of his deadly open border policies. They show the deadly consequences of his refusal of him to enforce the law.
The Biden administration, far from maintaining open borders, has retained many of Donald Trump’s most stringent immigration measures.
Josh Marcus28 June 2022 03:11
Breaking news: At least 40 migrants found dead in tractor-trailer near San Antonio
More than 40 people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer near San Antonio, Texas, according to a report by KSAT News, which cited “multiple police sources.” Initial reports suggested the victims were migrants.
The local news outlet said police had blocked a road on Monday evening and surrounded an 18-wheeler that had been abandoned next to railroad tracks in a secluded area southwest of the city. Images posted online showed US Border Patrol, police vehicles, fire trucks and ambulances at the scene.
More than 12 others were found alive and taken to local hospitals, the New York Times reported, citing local officials.
Richard Hall is following this breaking news story.
Josh Marcus28 June 2022 03:01
Catholic archbishop in San Antonio laments tragedy so soon after Uvalde
It’s been one tragedy after another in Texas, with today’s potential instance of human trafficking in San Antonio coming not long after the historic mass shooting in Uvalde.
“There are about 46 migrants dead in San Antonio. Our prayers raised up to you O Lord for their souls,” San Antonio’s archbishop wrote in a statement on Monday. “Lord have mercy on them. They hope for a better life. Lord after Uvalde and now this, help us! We need you! So many people suffer. God, God, God.”
Josh Marcus28 June 2022 03:00
A horrifying scene in San Antonio
Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of a horrifying discovery in Texas, where 46 people, believed to be cross-border migrants, were found dead in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio.
Josh Marcus28 June 2022 02:58