Scores Of Migrants Rescued From Trailer In Mexico

A total of 178 people were rescued Saturday from a tractor-trailer in Mexico in an apparent smuggling incident that mirrors a similar incident earlier this month where 10 people died in Texas.
Activist and migrants of the Casa del Migrante de Ciudad Juarez and Comite de Solidaridad para los Migrantes Detenidos protest for the deaths of migrants on a trailer in Texas last week, at Paso del Norte International Bridge in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, on July 28, 2017. Source: HERIKA MARTINEZ

More than 170 migrants were rescued Saturday from the back of a tractor-trailer in the Mexican state of Veracruz, according to Mexican authorities.

The truck, carrying 178 mostly adult migrants, was The truck was abandoned by the driver after a crash in the town of Tantima, some 400 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, according to

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