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Mexican government:25 of the migrants discovered inside sweltering trailer in San Antonio were Mexican nationals

July 25, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican government:25 of the migrants discovered inside sweltering trailer in San Antonio were Mexican nationals

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Mexican officials say 25 migrants found inside San Antonio trailer were Mexican nationals

SAN ANTONIO (Associated Press) – Mexico’s foreign ministry says that “according to preliminary information” 25 of the migrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas were Mexican nationals.

A ministry statement issued Monday night said that based interviews by Mexican consulate personnel and contact with local authorities “we can say that of the 10 people who lost their lives … four were of Mexican nationality.”

The statement also said that of the 29 people hospitalized, 21 are Mexican.

The tractor-trailer was found parked outside a Walmart in San Antonio. The people were discovered inside early Sunday.

James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Fla., left, was charged in the deaths of ten migrants

Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry says one of its citizens is among the 10 migrants who died after being trapped in a packed tractor-trailer in the broiling Texas heat.

Ministry spokesman Tekandi Paniagua says the man was Frank Guisseppe Fuentes Gonzales, a 20-year-old from Guatemala City.

Two other Guatemalans, ages 17 and 23, survived and were said to be in stable condition.

The Ministry said Monday that it had been in contact with relatives of the migrants.

The tractor-trailer was outside a Walmart in San Antonio. The people were discovered inside early Sunday.

Four migrants found alive in a sweltering tractor-trailer packed with immigrants in San Antonio hail from the small Mexican township of Calvillo, in the north-central state of Aguascalientes.

Jose Francisco Ortiz is director of the state of Aguascalientes office for migrant affairs. He says the four unidentified people were hospitalized and hopefully will recover.

Ortiz said Monday that the state government is trying to arrange humanitarian visas so the victims’ relatives can visit them.

Ten people who were inside the tractor-trailer early Sunday have died.

Calvillo is a quaint colonial town in the arid lowlands known for growing the tropical fruit guava. However, production is largely seasonal, and some farm workers migrate to the United States in search of agricultural jobs.

James Matthew Bradley, the driver of the rig appeared in federal court on Monday, where he was charged with illegally transporting immigrants for financial gain, resulting in death. The Clearwater, Florida, man was ordered held for another hearing on Thursday

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