2 people found dead on a freight train in the USA

2023-03-25 14:05:16 | Son Güncelleme : 2023-03-25 14:15:00

Around 15 immigrants were found in a freight train in the US state of South Texas. Two of the immigrants on the train died. The remaining immigrants were directed to the hospital.

2 people found dead on a freight train in the USA
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South Texas police raided a freight train traveling near the US-Mexico border upon a call on Friday. Two immigrants on the train were found dead, while at least 10 people were hospitalized.

The Uvalde Police Department said Border Patrol was informed of the phone call and able to stop the train. About 15 migrants were found inside, according to a statement from the department.


Union Pacific railroad said in a statement that the people were found in two cars on the train traveling east from Eagle Pass bound for San Antonio: 12 in a shipping container and three in a hopper car. The two people who died were in the shipping container, the statement said.

At least four people were air-lifted to San Antonio, authorities said, while others were taken to local hospitals.

The condition of all of those hospitalized was not immediately known. University Health in San Antonio tweeted that it had received two male patients, one in critical condition and one in serious condition.

In a statement, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas suggested the deaths and injuries were linked to human trafficking and pledged to hold those responsible accountable.