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Stunning X-Ray Image Shows How Migrants Packed Into U.S.-Bound Trailer


Yesterday we brought you the story of 513 migrants who stuffed themselves into two truck trailers in Mexico and set off for the United States. Now an x-ray picture has surfaced showing how the smuggled group packed themselves into one of those trucks. From the Daily Mail:

The immigration institute says 410 of the migrants were from Guatemala, 47 from El Salvador, 32 from Ecuador, 12 from India, six from Nepal, three from China, and one each from Japan, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras. There were 32 women and four children among them.

Some of the immigrants were suffering from dehydration after traveling for hours clinging to cargo ropes strung inside the containers to keep them upright as the trucks bounced along from the Guatemalan border, and allow more migrants to be more crammed in on the floor.

The trucks had air holes punched in the tops of the containers, but migrants interviewed at the state prosecutors' office said they lacked air and water.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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