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Topic : 50 migrants die after 18-wheeler abandoned in San Antonio heat
2022호 7면
 
TITLE : 50 migrants die after 18-wheeler abandoned in San Antonio heat

50 migrants die after 18-wheeler abandoned in San Antonio heat



At Least 53 People Dead After Being Found in Abandoned Truck in San Antonio:  Reports

 

 

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Fifty people have died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer in the sweltering Texas heat, one of the worst tragedies to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. More than a dozen people had been taken to hospitals, including four children.

 

A city worker heard a cry for help from the truck on a lonely San Antonio back road shortly before 6 p.m. Monday and discovered the gruesome scene, Police Chief William McManus said. Hours later, body bags lay spread on the ground near the trailer and bodies remained inside as authorities responded to the calamity.

 

Forty-six people were found dead near the scene, authorities said. Four more later died after being taken to hospitals, said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, the county's top elected official.

 

Among the dead were 39 males and 11 females, he said.

 

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said those who died had "families who were likely trying to find a better life."

 

"This is nothing short of a horrific human tragedy," Nirenberg said.

 

It's among the deadliest of the tragedies that have claimed thousands of lives in recent decades as people attempt to cross the U.S. border from Mexico. Ten migrants died in 2017 after being trapped inside a truck parked at a Walmart in San Antonio. In 2003, the bodies of 19 migrants were found in a sweltering truck southeast of San Antonio.

 

 

Source: https://abc7.com/46-bodies-found-abandoned-18-wheeler-san-antonio-deadly-migrant-smuggling-operation/12000540/

 

Comprehension

How many people were found dead in an abandoned tractor-trailer?
How the do authorities consider this tragedy?
How did authorities find them?
What other tragedies like this were reported?

Discussion

What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'migrant'?
What do you think about this kind of human tragedy?
What do you think of people smuggling?
Is human smuggling a serious problem in the world?
In your opinion, why do you think people go to extreme measures to migrate to another country illegally?
Do you think it would be worth risking your life to be smuggled into another country? Why or why not?
What should world leaders do to stop people smuggling?

Vocabulary

gruesome - extremely unpleasant and shocking, and usually dealing with death or injury
horrific - very bad and shocking
claim lives - to cause someone's death
sweltering - uncomfortably hot.