A 10th person has been confirmed dead after immigrants were trapped inside a tractor-trailer at a Walmart parking lot, officials confirmed Monday morning. Several people are still in critical condition at local hospitals.
Eight immigrants initially were found dead inside the closed trailer just after midnight Saturday. More than two dozen others, the only ones left of the estimated 100 travelers who started the trip, were taken to area hospitals, many in serious to critical condition due to the heat.
A ninth person died Sunday afternoon and the U.S. Attorney’s Office stated on Monday morning that a 10th person died following the incident.
All the victims so far are adult males, officials said.
Originally published by My San Antonio.