Eva Deschamps / June 28, 2022
The number of people found dead Monday in a truck in Texas has risen to at least 46, according to a new toll released at a news conference by the San Antonio fire chief.
We have so far taken in about 46 bodies, said Hood, who said 16 injured people – 12 adults and four children – had been taken in and were conscious as they were transported to medical services.
Trucks such as the one found in San Antonio, about 240 km from the border with Mexico, are a common means of transportation for migrants seeking to enter the United States.
Such a journey is extremely dangerous, especially since these vehicles are rarely air-conditioned and their occupants quickly run out of water.
The patients we saw were hot to the touch, suffering from heat stroke, heat exhaustion, no water was found in the vehicle, the fire chief listed.