Texas:Human smuggling truck driver arrestted
July 24, Washington DC: Eight dead bodies have been recovered from the Texas truck, which was found trafficking people into the US. The Police in the US state of Texas have also arrested a truck driver whose vehicle was found in a Walmart car park with eight people dead in the back of it, two of them children.
Later, a ninth person died at a local hospital, an immigration and customs spokesman said.Thirty others were inside the trailer without air conditioning or water while outside temperatures hit 38C (110F).Police say they believe the incident is linked to people smuggling.
Twenty of those in the truck were airlifted to hospital and eight more hospitalised by other means.
Officials were brought to the trailer by a man who had approached an employee of the Walmart and asked for water and according to reports, the driver will be charged in connection with the "horrible tragedy", said San Antonio police chief William McManus in a press briefing.
the Police Chief William McManus and Fire Chief Charles Hood who told reporters that they are looking at a human trafficking crime and nobody deserves to die just as a number.
Local fire chief Charles Hood said the survivors had heart rates of over 130 beats per minute and were very hot to touch. In addition to the 20 people in a critical condition, eight others were taken to hospital in a less severe state.The fire chief confirmed at least two of the victims were school-age children. Their condition is not clear.
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