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    Default 46 found dead in tractor trailer

    From ABC News:

    3 in custody after officials find 46 people dead in tractor-trailer in Texas

    At least 46 people were found dead inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio in a suspected case of human smuggling, officials said Monday.

    An additional 16 people -- 12 adults and four children -- were transported to area hospitals after what officials called a "mass casualty event."

    San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus said a worker nearby heard a cry for help at about 5:50 p.m. local time and found the trailer with the doors partially opened and a number of deceased people inside.

    It was a refrigerated tractor-trailer but did not have a visibly working air-conditioning unit, or water, according to officials.

    The victims transported to area hospitals were hot to the touch and all suffering from heat stroke and heat exhaustion, San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood said.

    There are no child fatalities that officials know of, Hood added.

    Three people are in custody, officials said, adding that this is now a federal investigation.

    An Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson told ABC News that Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) responded to a call on Monday regarding an alleged human smuggling event and, upon arriving at the scene, confirmed the death of more than 40 people.

    "HSI continues its enforcement efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our communities. We will continue to address the serious public safety threat posed by human smuggling organizations and their reckless disregard for the health and safety of those smuggled," the ICE spokesperson said. "To report suspicious activity, we encourage people to call the HSI Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2ICE. All calls are kept confidential."

    Homeland Security Investigations, the arm of ICE responsible for taking down smuggling networks, confirmed in a statement that the incident is being treated as a suspected case of human smuggling.

    "Details will be released as they are available, the criminal investigation remains ongoing," an ICE spokesperson said in a statement. "HSI continues its enforcement efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our communities."
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    3 in custody after officials find 46 people dead in tractor-trailer in Texas (msn.com)
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    Default Re: 46 found dead in tractor trailer

    Is boiling alive in oil allowed as a punishment in Texas?

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    Default Re: 46 found dead in tractor trailer

    Takes too much energy. Just lock the perpetrators back inside a trailer in 103 sun.

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    Default Re: 46 found dead in tractor trailer

    The article I read said 50 dead. I can't even begin to imagine how horrible it was for them.
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    Default Re: 46 found dead in tractor trailer

    How many more times must this happen when a majority of Democrats and RINO Republicans in Congress have stated they support immigration reforms.

    I do not want the Moderate Republican "Guest Worker" program, but some liberalized green card system. Here in the midwest, employers offer jobs well above the minimum wage and cannot get employees (too the point of it will now add two more years to the global recession just on the shortages of products and services already dragging down the US economy.). Our schools are big and empty.

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