San Antonio, Texas: Eight illegal immigrants found dead inside tractor-trailer

Officials called to a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio overnight found at least eight people dead and 30 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, in what police are calling a horrific case of immigrant smuggling.


"These people were in the trailer without any water. Looking at a lot of heat stroke, a lot of dehydration.

"Our paramedics and firefighters found that each patient had heart rates over about 130 beats per minute and were very hot to the touch," San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said.

University Hospital and SAMMC received 17 people with life-threatening injuries, police said, and 13 victims were taken to five other area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Police Chief William McManus and Fire Chief Hood held a briefing on the incident

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