8 people found dead inside tractor-trailer, dozens taken to hospitals

8 dead, 30 injured found inside semi-trailer at Walmart parking lot in Texas

Officers arrived at about 12:30 a.m.to find eight people deceased and dozens of others suffering from heat stroke or dehydration.

The driver was arrested, and almost 20 others rescued from the rig were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said.

Fire department chief Charles Hood said the air conditioner in the trailer was not working. Police say the employee gave the person the water and called for help.

"We are looking at a human trafficking crime this evening", the police chief added. "So we were very fortunate that they were found because if they would have spent another night in that environment, we would have 38 people who would not have survived".

There have been many cases of migrants-often scores at a time-stranded and killed in northern Mexico when the truck they are being moved in was abandoned in heat by drivers. The officials have called the incident as a "case of horrific human trafficking".

The driver of the truck was arrested and could face federal and state charges.

According to police, investigator checked surveillance video, and it showed cars approaching the truck picking up people from the trailer. "This morning's events are a harsh reminder that the language of 'border security, ' 'national security, ' and collaboration between local police and ICE does not make us safer or more secure", wrote RAICES in a Sunday press release.




Some survivors also ran when they heard police sirens and helicopters.

When they arrived on the scene, San Antonio Fire Department paramedics found eight people already dead and 20 others in "extremely critical" condition.

At least eight people have been found dead, including two young "school-aged" children, after human traffickers left them inside a lorry in searing 37C heat. The employee returned with the water and called the police, who found the bodies at the back of the truck.

The victims "were very hot to the touch".

Authorities still haven't discovered where the truck originally came from.

"I wish I could be more helpful but we can't interfere with the investigation", he said.

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