Nine die in Texas traf­fick­ing truck

The Guardian Weekly - - World Roundup -

At least nine peo­ple died af­ter be­ing crammed into a swel­ter­ing truck found parked out­side a Wal­mart in San An­to­nio, Texas.

The driver was ar­rested and nearly 20 oth­ers res­cued from the rig were ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal due to de­hy­dra­tion and heat­stroke, of­fi­cials said. Thirty-nine peo­ple were in the truck when res­cuers ar­rived. Oth­ers were be­lieved to have es­caped or hitched rides to their next des­ti­na­tion, of­fi­cials said. Some of the sur­vivors told author­i­ties they were from Mex­ico.

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