Mexico brings back 8 bodies of migrants after truck tragedy in Texas


MEXICO CITY — A Mexican Air Force plane landed at an airport near Mexico City on Wednesday carrying eight bodies of the 53 migrants found dead in a truck in Texas last month.

They were the first of 26 Mexicans to die of heat and dehydration on June 27 in a locked truck trailer abandoned by smugglers on the outskirts of San Antonio. Temperatures that day approached 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).

Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday night that the military plane would make a second flight to San Antonio on Wednesday to recover eight more victims. Overall, the government plans to return the bodies of 25 of the 26 Mexican victims in accordance with the wishes of their families, the statement said.

The dead in the truck included people from the states of Guanajuato, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, Zacatecas, Queretaro, Morelos and Mexico City.

Migrants from Honduras and Guatemala were also among those killed in the deadliest known smuggling attempt in the United States.

In 2017, 10 people died after being trapped in a truck parked at a San Antonio Walmart. In 2003, the bodies of 19 migrants were found in a muggy truck southeast of the city. Mexico brings back 8 bodies of migrants after truck tragedy in Texas

Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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