The victims included adults and at least two children.
When they arrived on the scene, San Antonio Fire Department paramedics found eight people already dead and 20 others in "extremely critical" condition. Eight others are hospitalised in less serious condition, he said.
Police have the truck's driver in custody and authorities don't know how long the truck was parked in the lot. According to the prosecutors, the truck driver of that vehicle could hear the victims in the back begging for water but refused to free them, leading to their deaths. The Department of Homeland Security has also joined the investigation.
The survivors in the tractor-trailer parked by a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, are suffering from extreme heat stroke and dehydration, police have said.
In 2003, nineteen immigrants were found dead in a tractor-trailer in Texas. Some of those in the truck ran into the woods, leading to a search, McManus said.
"These people were helpless in the hands of their transporters", Durbin said in a statement, adding the heat in southern Texas is "punishing" at this time of year. Prosecutors said the driver heard them begging and screaming for their lives but refused to free them. The police called the incident "a horrific human trafficking crime".
McManus said they are looking at a "human traffickingcrime here this evening". "Fortunately, there are people who survived, but this happens all the time", said McManus.
According to police, investigator checked surveillance video, and it showed cars approaching the truck picking up people from the trailer.
"We quickly called a "mass casualty incident" and had about 29 units arrive out there and start transporting people", San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. "Homicide will work to determine the origin of this horrific tragedy".
The Border Patrol has regularly reported finding suspected immigrants inside trucks along the USA border with Mexico. The immigrant advocacy group is holding a 6 p.m. memorial service Sunday at San Fernando Cathedral for the men who died in the trailer.
There, security forces found weapons and explosives, believed to belong to infiltrators from Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah. He declined to comment on whether the Iranian ambassador, Alireza Enayati, was among them.
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Her nomination, which followed Kovind's, was seen by many as the opposition's attempt to counter Modi's move to woo dalits. He said the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have two vacancies each, while BJP MP Chedi Paswan did not have voting rights.
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With 411 million pounds ($536 million) in sales past year , French's Foods accounted for 4 percent of Reckitt's total revenue. McCormick plans to fund the deal with a combination of equity and debt, and said it has obtained committed bridge financing.
The bills used a tallow, or hard, fatty substance usually made from rendered meat, as part of their base. It is also the first Bank of England note to include a tactile feature to help visually impaired people.
Well, Houston Nutt , maybe, although based on his time at Ole Miss , it's pretty clear he's not really much of a victor either. They went after Freeze for failure to monitor his program, an allegation the school passionately denied in its response.
On Thursday, it closed just below buy range and near the session low after setting a record high of 136.41. Sales declined 12 percent to $29.6 billion, compared with $29.2 billion expected by analysts.
The singer posted the picture on Instagram late Thursday night and wrote in the caption, " Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today". Speaking to Independent.ie, Sharon said: "I just wanted to take the mickey as she looked so unrealistic".
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