Robin MinottiThe Mexican consul in San Antonio, Texas has released more information about the Mexicans who died in abandoned trailer On June 27 in the city of the United States of America; To date, it is known that the twenty-seven citizens came from eight different states of the republic.
The diplomat said in a press conference held at noon on Wednesday, June 29, that the migrants were identified as citizens of the United Arab Emirates. Mexico City, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Veracruz, Morelos, Zacatecas, Oaxaca and Queretaro.
Similarly, he reported that two more Mexicans are currently hospitalized; He added that the authorities of the neighboring country confirmed this It was the car that transported immigrants of American origin.
“We have 27 people who have died and two are hospitalized, presumably Mexicans. They come from the following entities: Guanajuato, Veracruz, Oaxaca, State of Mexico, Zacatecas, Queretaro, Morelos and Mexico City”
With regard to the detained citizens, it is announced One of them is in critical condition; The day before, Minotti explained that most of the people in hospitals had attended Neurological, renal or hepatic failure or internal bleeding.
In response to doubts about how to know the personal data of the deceased, the Mexican diplomat explained that thanks to The identities they carried And that they were located near the place where the bodies were found, as well as in its vicinity.
“Other people, with the exception of the 27, had identification cards that likely linked them to Mexican citizenship; however, they had another type of document linking them to other nationals, so they are being investigated and awaiting confirmation.”
In addition to the above, officials notified that last Tuesday of Secretary of External Relations (SRE) , as well Mexican Embassy in Washingtonin addition to the staff Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) in order to cooperate with local authorities to clarify the truth.
Finally, you also mentioned that The Consulate in San Antonio answered about 100 calls Of the relatives looking for their missing loved ones, another 30 calls were answered through the Information and Assistance Center for Mexicans (CIAM), which said it provided the appropriate attention.
Meanwhile, hours before official information provided by staff at the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio, Bexar County Coroner’s office confirmed that number of dead rose to 53And the Of them, 40 men and the rest are women.
Until now, 37 victims identifiedSo the US government is working with the consulates of Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to identify the deceased.
On the day of the tragedy, when the news reverberated, one of the first to express himself was the chief of the San Antonio Fire Department, Charles Hood, who explained that they had found ‘Lots of dead bodies’ In the truck that was found Monday night.
trailer box Transported 67 immigrants in totalOf which It was announced that 46 people were killed at the sceneSeven of the 16 migrants found alive died after being taken to hospitals. Of the sixteen survivors, three were initially known to be Mexicans, although one later died.