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Over 160 migrants found abandoned inside the box of a semi trailer

Monclova, Coahuila — The government of the state of Coahuila reported the discovery of at least 160 migrants abandoned in a trailer on state highway 50. The discovery was made Sunday near the town of Monclova.

In a statement, the State Government Secretariat indicated that in coordination with the federal government and Monclova City Council, care was provided those found inside.

The government said that men, women and minors were found abandoned inside a trailer box in the vicinity of the Carlos Salinas de Gortari Bypass. One of those from inside the trailer, a pregnant woman, was taken to hospital where she died after suffering a respiratory arrest.

She has been identified as 20-year-old Clorinda N, of Nicaraguan nationality. Her husband, Pedro N, was hospitalized for dehydration.

The discovery of the people was made after a local report to emergency 911 “of a large number of people in very poor physical condition,” were noticed.

Migrants who required medical attention were transferred to hospitals, while the rest were channeled to various shelters.

“Meanwhile, work is being done to find those responsible,” the state government added.