SAN ANTONIO OFFICIAL: Death toll rises to 51 people in abandoned tractor-trailer

Nearly all victims were found Monday at the scene

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Fifty-one people have died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in the sweltering Texas heat. It’s the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico. Nearly all of the victims in San Antonio were found Monday at the scene. Five people later died after being taken to hospitals. More than a dozen people had been taken to hospitals, including four children. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says they were hot to the touch and dehydrated, and no water was found in the trailer. The home countries of all of the migrants were not immediately known, but officials say some were from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

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