Dead migrants in a truck – level 2
People found 50 dead migrants inside a truck in San Antonio, Texas. The terrible incident was one of the worst attempts to smuggle humans are the border between the US and Mexico.
Police said that temperatures on that day reached 40 degrees Celsius. It wasn’t hot inside the truck, but there was no air-conditioning and no water to drink. The dead people were from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. A few migrants survived, and they ended up in hospital.
This was one of many incidents on the US-Mexican border. Mexican authorities said that the criminals must not traffic people and to control the border better.
Difficult words: smuggle humans (tu move people illegally between countries), air-conditioning (a machine to cool a building or vehicle), traffic (to illegally buy or sell people or demand that they do work).
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