Two migrants have been found dead and at least 10 have been hospitalised after Texas authorities received a call that they were “suffocating” in a train car.
Two dead as migrants found ‘suffocating’ in US train
Two suspected undocumented immigrants have suffocated to death aboard a freight train and 10 others in need of medical care were taken by to hospital in south Texas.
Officials in Uvlade, Texas, received an anonymous emergency call on Friday advising them that numerous immigrants were suffocating inside a train.
At least 15 immigrants needed immediate medical attention, police said.
US Border Patrol officials were notified and able to stop the train just east of Knippa, Texas, in Uvalde County.