46 Migranten tot & 16 gerettet, nachdem die Polizei „Stapel von Leichen“ gefunden hatte’ im LKW

A MASSIVE police response was underway in Texas after 46 migrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer on Monday evening.

Forty-six people were found dead inside the tractor-trailer on the southwest side of San Antonio, Texas, Lackland Air Force Base, the San Antonio Police Department said in a Monday night press conference.

SAPD officers were reportedly searching the nearby surroundings for the truck's driver

SAPD officers were reportedly searching the nearby surroundings for the truck’s driverAnerkennung: Reuters
The bodies found inside the truck are believed to be those of migrants, Berichten zufolge

The bodies found inside the truck are believed to be those of migrants, Berichten zufolgeAnerkennung: AP
People are seen on the road where the tractor-trailer was discovered

People are seen on the road where the tractor-trailer was discoveredAnerkennung: AP

The people were found after a worker heard a cry for helpleading tostacks of bodiesbeing found inside the tractor-trailer.

The 18-wheeler was located on the 9600 block of Quintana Rd., near New Laredo Highway.

Police said the 46 bodies found have been triaged and 16 additional people – 12 adults and four pediatricwere discovered conscious and transported to nearby hospitals.

Hospital transports began at 6.07pm and the 16 people rescued are currentlyfighting for their lives in the hospital.

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The patients that we saw were hot to the touchno signs of water in the vehicle or visible working AC inside,” an official said.

The San Antonio Fire Department explained that the victims suffered heat-related injuries like heat stroke and exhaustion.

A federal investigation is now underway and first responders who found the bodies in the truck are receiving counseling.

Three people were taken into custody following the deadly discovery, but it is unclear if they areabsolutely connected to this or not,” SAPD Chief William McManus said.

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In the wake of the discovery, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said: “Flight of migrants seeking refuge is always a humanitarian crisis.

Tonight we’re dealing with a horrific human tragedy.

Gemäß The Texas Tribune, the shocking find was made near the intersection of Cassin Drive and Quintana Road.

An investigation was underway at the scene after an 18-wheeler was discovered with undocumented migrants inside, Nachrichten 4 San Antonio erklärt.

SAPD officers were searching the nearby surroundings for the truck’s driver, who appeared to abandon the tractor-trailer prior to authorities locating it, gemäß Die New York Times.

Sources also told KSAT Das 16 people were transported to area hospitals with different conditions.

Helicopter footage showed police vehicles, ambulances, and fire trucks on the scene as it appears an investigation is underway.

Footage from near the scene was shared on Twitter by KSAT’s Leigh Waldman, Wer schrieb: “In route to a possible human smuggling case off of Quintana Rd on the South/Southeast side.

A follow-up image shared by the reporter showed a San Antonio Fire Department’s Mass Casualty Evacuation Ambulance nearby the semi-truck.

We spoke with neighbors in the area,” Waldman said in another tweet.

They’re shocked and horrified, telling us that people come here for a better life and to work and this is the reality they’re met with.

Border patrol officers arrived at the scene, which was located alongside railroad tracks, at around 8pm on Monday.

KSAT’s Patty Santos shared a Foto on Twitter of first responderswalking along the railroad tracks with thermal imaging cameras looking for people in the woods nearby.

A massive police response was at the scene on the southwest side of San Antonio, Texas

A massive police response was at the scene on the southwest side of San Antonio, TexasAnerkennung: KSAT
The shocking find was made near the intersection of Cassin Drive and Quintana Road, as per reports

The shocking find was made near the intersection of Cassin Drive and Quintana Road, as per reportsAnerkennung: KSAT
Police cars and ambulances are seen on the southwest side of San Antonio

Police cars and ambulances are seen on the southwest side of San AntonioAnerkennung: KSAT
Helicopter footage showed police vehicles, ambulances, and fire trucks on the scene as it appears an investigation is underway

Helicopter footage showed police vehicles, ambulances, and fire trucks on the scene as it appears an investigation is underwayAnerkennung: WOAI-TV
Crews were spotted on the 9600 block of Quintana Rd., near New Laredo Highway in San Antonio

Crews were spotted on the 9600 block of Quintana Rd., near New Laredo Highway in San AntonioAnerkennung: WOAI-TV