A tenth person found locked inside a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in San Antonio, has been pronounced dead from injuries sustained by the sweltering heat, Reuters reported, citing the Justice Department.
San Antonio police responded early Sunday to a call from a Walmart employee who told authorities they heard a desperate cry for water coming from inside the vehicle.
Authorities found approximately 38 people inside. Of those 38, eight were pronounced dead at the scene and 30 were rushed to the hospital in critical or serious condition.
Authorities called the incident a “horrific tragedy,” and claim it is the result of a “human trafficking crime.” The Washington Postreported that authorities believe the deaths and injuries to be the fatal conclusion of an immigrant smuggling operation. Read more (7/24/17 11:45 AM)