Thu, 11 Aug 2022

HOUSTON, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of migrants found on Monday inside an abandoned 18-wheeler in San Antonio, south central U.S. state Texas, has risen to 50, authorities said on Tuesday.

Forty-six people were found dead at the scene and four others were later pronounced dead at area hospitals, Texas Public Radio reported, citing Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.

Ebrard said 22 were Mexican nationals, seven were from Guatemala, two were from Honduras, and the remaining people have not yet been identified.

The tragedy appeared to be the deadliest migrant-smuggling operation in recent U.S. history, local media reported.

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