Would be immigrants found dead in a lorry in the US

   BODIES FOUND Police discovered at least 50 people inside the truck

DS BODIES FOUND Police discovered at least 50 people inside the truck

The truck was parked outside a Walmart store in San Antonio. Two school-aged children were among the people inside the trailer. When police arrived, they found the dead bodies and dozens of other people inside the truck, many of whom were taken to the hospital.

San Antonio fire chief Charles Hood said: They were very hot to the touch.

San Antonio mayor Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the tragic episode "shines a bright light on the plight of immigrants looking for a better life and victims of human trafficking". It still remains unclear where the truck came from.

The Justice Department said the 60-year-old driver, identified as James Mathew Bradley, from Clearwater, Florida, is in federal custody and will be charged next week.

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"The truck was loaded with people", Chief Hood added.

Based on initial interviews with survivors, Homan says there may have been more than 100 people in the truck. He says numerous truck's occupants appeared to be in their 20s and 30s but that there were also what appeared to be two school-age children. Authorities would not say whether the trailer was locked when they arrived, but they said it had no working air conditioning.

Those still alive are expected to have incurred brain damage from the severe heat.

The officials have called the incident as a "case of horrific human trafficking".

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Temperatures in San Antonio had soared to a high of 100 degrees on Saturday, according to the Weather Channel.

A spokesman for Customs and Border protection told The Times that the people in the truck were likely migrants who had crossed the Mexican border on foot before getting in the truck.

After reviewing Walmart store video, "There were a number of vehicles that came in and picked up a lot of the folks that were in that trailer that survived the trip", McManus told reporters.

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