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At least 40 migrants found dead inside tractor-trailer in Texas

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stevicus, Jun 27, 2022.

  1. Stevicus

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    At least 40 migrants found dead inside tractor-trailer in Texas (msn.com)

    Truly horrifying.

    It appears to be heat related.

     
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    My first thought. It appears that the trailer was abandoned. I wonder if the driver found out that everyone was dying and dropped his load. I hope that they catch the driver. I am sure that if reported right away the numbers of dead would have been far less.
     
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    Don't ever get into a trailer that becomes locked from the outside.
     
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    I just read this on the BBC moments ago. Truly horrific that someone did that too them.
     
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    The article recounted a previous incident from 2003 when the driver failed to turn on the cooling units to keep the trailer cooled. The temperatures reached 173°. 19 people died in that incident, but this was more than twice that. The driver in that case was sentenced to 34 years in prison.

    I hope they catch the driver, too.
     
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    There is a very good chance that the driver will be caught. Trailers are registered too. Unhooking it from your truck and running will not do much good.
     
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    Will there come a time when citizens of the USA will pile into trailers to escape a graft ridden country. A country where the voices of the people won't mean a damn thing. It is not impossible....
     
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    It appears the death toll has risen to 46: 46 migrants found dead in abandoned trailer in San Antonio | AP News

     
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    Two suspects charged after death of 51 migrants in sweltering Texas truck | Reuters

    President Biden said it was "horrifying and heartbreaking."

    They need to find a way to resolve this issue. We don't need to have a hostile border with Mexico. They're our neighbors, our friends, our allies. Their citizens should not have to go through this just to find work. All it does is give these human traffickers a source of profit, and they're linked with the cartels anyway. I'm glad they have some suspects and are getting to the bottom of this, but this problem is not going to go away.
     
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    At least they will not be deporting the survivors. Three people in custody, two of them charged. It looks as if the American driver, who has not been charged yet, is going to be hit with some very serious felonies.
     
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