officers of St. Anthony They walked this Monday afternoon in an area near train tracks in the Southwest Side neighborhood, where inside a haul truck They found the bodies of dozens of dead immigrants and others in critical condition.
In an interview with Univision San Antonio, councilwoman Adriana Rocha García revealed that at least “44 people have died. There are 16 more who are in the hospital. I ask you to keep those people, in your prayers, in your prayers.” I tell you what they are doing fine.”
The district 4 councilor said he did not mention the age of the victims or their place of origin.
Rocha García lamented that “unfortunately, these are the people who wanted to come here in the United States for a better life.”
The number of deaths and injuries can change
No information was given about the cause of death, but Texas is in the grip of a heat wave these days, with temperatures above 100 F (38 C).
While leaving for hospital centers with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, the councilor explained why it was not yet possible to talk about official figures.
“The chief of police (San Antonio, William McManus) said they still haven’t finished all the counts. They’re going to see if there are other people (victims) in the area who might be running to help.” he explained.
Officials from the Department of Homeland Security are leading the investigation in the 9600 block of Quintana Road on the southwest side of the city.
Sources in The New York Times newspaper alleged that officers were searching the area for the driver of the truck allegedly responsible for the deaths.
This news is in development