More than 40 people believed to be migrants were found dead inside a trailer truck in San Antonio, Texas.Fox News reports as many as 46 bodies were discovered inside a tractor trailer near Joint Base Lackland.
Breitbart reports that 60 people in all were found inside the big rig.
Gov. Greg Abbott quickly placed the blame at the White House.
San Antonio police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Texas Tribune described a horrifying scene:
Authorities said the truck’s doors were partly open when they arrived; a body was outside the vehicle and the rest could be seen inside. The city’s fire chief, Charles Hood, said the survivors did not appear to have access to water and were too weak to exit the truck on their own.
“We’re not supposed to open up a truck and see stacks of bodies in there,” Hood said. “None of us come to work imagining that.”
Twelve adults and four children were taken to hospitals. They were hot to the touch and were suffering from heat exhaustion and heat stroke, but Hood said he was “very hopeful” that they would survive.
BREAKING 🇺🇲 : A truck near railroad tracks in San Antonio, Texas yielded an absolutely tragic find
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