Texas: Two migrants were killed and 15 others were injured in a painful train accident in Texas, USA. The seriously injured have been admitted to the hospital for treatment. According to local media, this accident happened due to suffocation in a goods train. Some 17 people were aboard the train.
The whole incident is of Uvalde County in the state of Texas. Regarding the accident, the Uvalde police said in their statement that a call was received at 3:50 pm on Friday afternoon that many immigrants were suffocating inside the train. As soon as the information was received, the police reached the spot and started the rescue operation. After which the train was stopped. The condition of many migrants in the train container was very critical, while two had died. The injured have been taken to the hospital by helicopter or ambulance for immediate treatment.
Police suspected of human trafficking
Regarding the incident, the police said that we took the matter seriously, where were the migrants being taken in the train. Investigation is being done regarding this. Police said that taking immediate action, the train was stopped just east of Nippa, Texas in Uvalade County. Along with this, the US Highway 90 was temporarily closed for the helicopter to land for relief and rescue. Due to which the serious migrants were immediately taken to the hospital by air. No information has been revealed about his condition. Investigators of the US Department of Home Security said that there is a possibility of human trafficking, keeping this aspect in mind, the investigation is being done.
this has happened before
Significantly, even before this, cases related to human trafficking have come. Last year, human trafficking was being done through a truck on the outskirts of San Antonio. Hundreds of migrants were kept in the back of the truck. After which 53 migrants died due to suffocation in the truck. Two Americans were convicted in federal court in this case. If found guilty in such cases, the death penalty is awarded.
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