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In photos: The truck in which 10 immigrants died in a Texas smuggling operation
The trailer was registered with Pyle Transportation Inc. in Schaller, Iowa. It was led by James Mathew Bradley Jr., a native of Clearwater, Florida. The 10 immigrants died of suffocation and dehydration.
Por: Univision
Publicado: 16 Aug | 12:41 PM EDT
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There were 39 people found in the trailer driven by James Mathew Bradley Jr, of whom nine were found dead. A total of 30 were taken to hospital, where one died. Among the victims were two "school-age children" and the rest were between 20 and 30 years old. The driver later appeared in federal court in San Antonio. Foto: Eric Day/Ap | Univision
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San Antonio is located about 150 miles from the Mexican border. The truck is registered with Pyle Transportation Inc. of Schaller, Iowa. Foto: Eric Day/Ap | Univision
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The survivors were transferred to San Antonio University Hospital. Foto: SUZANNE CORDEIRO/Getty Images | Univision
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According to a lawsuit against driver James Bradley Jr., the immigrants were found in Texas after they banged the container walls from inside screaming for help. The driver says he did not knoew they were there until he stopped at a San Antonio Walmart. Foto: Eric Gay/Ap | Univision
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Authorities collected evidence from the truck trailer, parked at a Walmart in San Antonio, Texas. Foto: Eric Day/Ap | Univision
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Some people gathered at the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas, searching for the victims who died in the truck. According to interviews with survivors, more than 100 immigrants may have traveled in the back of the 18-wheeler at some point during the smuggling operation. Foto: Eric Day/Ap | Univision
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About 100 adults and children participated in the vigil of the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio. The police chief said the case was being investigated as "a human trafficking crime." Foto: Eric Day/Ap | Univision
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Walmart shoppers pass a small memorial to the truck's victims, one day after the disocovery. Foto: Eric Gay/Ap | Univision
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Investigators reviewed the images of the store's surveillance cameras and found that several vehicles collected people from the truck before the incident was reported. Foto: Eric Day/Ap | Univision
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The temperature in San Antonio reached Saturday at 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) and did not fall below 90 (32 Celsius) until after 10 pm. The trailer was not running its air conditioning system, the fire chief said. Foto: Eric Day/Ap | Univision