42 people found dead inside 18-wheeler in San Antonio: report

At least 42 people believed to be migrants were reportedly found dead inside an 18-wheeler in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday.

At least 16 others were taken to hospitals, San Antonio Police Department sources told ABC affiliate KSAT.

Police work the scene where dozens of people were found dead in a semitrailer in a remote area in southwestern San Antonio, Monday, June 27, 2022. (Eric Gay/)

The people are believed to have entered into the United States illegally.

Officers from the San Antonio Police Department were on the hunt for tractor-trailer’s driver, sources told The New York Times. The vehicle had been dumped and found in a remote area near railroad tracks and salvage yards.

Temperatures in San Antonio and other Texas cities have reached record levels recently, with Monday’s heat hitting a high of 103 degrees.

“There are about 46 migrants dead in San Antonio. Our prayers raised up to you O Lord for their souls. Lord have mercy on them. They hoped for a better life,” tweeted San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller Monday evening.

Onlookers stand near the scene where a tractor trailer with multiple dead bodies was discovered, Monday, June 27, 2022, in San Antonio. (Eric Gay/)

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