51 People Dead, Several Others Hospitalized After Abandoned Tractor-Trailer Carrying Illegal Immigrants Was Found in San Antonio

At least 51 people died and several others remained hospitalized Tuesday after an abandoned tractor-trailer was found in San Antonio amid sweltering heat, in what officials are calling likely the nation’s deadliest smuggling incident on record.

Bexar County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rebeca Clay-Flores said the death toll rose to 51 people during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Initially, 46 people were found dead in the trailer Monday and 16 people were hospitalized, authorities said.

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Rubén Minutti Zanatta, Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio, said Tuesday that three of the hospitalized patients had died, leaving 13 still hospitalized, including a 16-year-old.

At least two of those 13 were in critical or grave condition, he said. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the victims had “families who were likely trying to find a better life.”

“This is nothing short of a horrific human tragedy,” Nirenberg said. “This is a horror that surpasses anything we’ve experienced before.”

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SOURCE: USA Today, Christine Fernando, Cady Stanton, Claire Thornton, and Celina Tebor

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