Just The News: At least 42 people were found dead inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed.
Other people were taken to hospitals in the area.
Fire tucks and police vehicles can be seen surrounding an 18-wheeler by the 9600 block of Quintana Road. Reporters observed several ambulances coming to and leaving the scene.
News 4 San Antonio identified the deceased as “undocumented migrants,” but did not provide a source for the victims’ identities.
“This is believed to be a case of human smuggling,” Fox 26 reporter Matthew Seedroff said.
The report comes as Border Patrol agents are encountering record numbers of migrants under the Biden administration. Agents encountered nearly a quarter of a million migrants at the Southern Border in May.