San Antonio, TX: 10 die in sweltering semi in the immigrant-smuggling fail

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SAN ANTONIO NEWS - The Associated Press is reporting that 17 of the 38 people found in a hot semi-trailer in a Walmart parking lot Sunday are now facing life-threatening injuries.

The apparent smuggling operation involving undocumented immigrants came to a tragic conclusion early Sunday morning when emergency responders found dozens of people in distress inside a hot semi-trailer at a Walmart in southwest San Antonio.

The death toll has risen to 10 in the smuggling tragedy. Eight people were dead at the scene early Sunday morning. One more died during the day at a San Antonio hospital. The deceased were reportedly all adult males, according to the Department of Justice United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Texas.

On Monday morning, the U.S. Attorney's office confirmed a tenth victim died in the hospital.

Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said there may have been more than 100 people in the truck. Only 38 were found inside the trailer and one in the wooded area nearby. Officials believe the rest left the scene.

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