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'Ruthless human smugglers' blamed for deaths of 8 people left in a truck in 100-degree Texas heat

'Ruthless human smugglers' blamed for deaths of 8 people left in a truck in 100-degree Texas heat

Police in San Antonio found eight people dead and 20 severely injured inside a tractor trailer in a Wal-Mart parking lot early Sunday morning in an incident local officials described as a “horrific” human trafficking tragedy.

Late Saturday night, someone from the 18-wheeler approached a store employee in the parking lot to ask for water, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said at a news conference. After coming back with water, the employee called police, who found eight dead bodies in the back of the trailer.

At least 38 people were found in and around the truck in the parking lot off Interstate 35 in San Antonio, about 150 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. Eight...

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