46 people found dead in 18-wheeler in San Antonio.

The death toll rose to 50 on Tuesday in a suspected case of human smuggling, after dozens were found inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, according to U.S. authorities.

Homeland Security Investigations said initially they found more than 40 people dead upon arrival on the scene Monday evening.

Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, citing information provided by U.S. authorities, said the death toll was at least 50, including 22 Mexican citizens, seven Guatemalan citizens and two Honduran citizens. The other victims have yet to be identified and Mexico is working with the U.S. on an investigation, according to Ebrard.

An additional 16 people -- 12 adults and four children -- were transported to area hospitals in what officials called a "mass casualty event."

Chris Magnus, the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), told reporters he was "horrified" by the incident.

Source: https://abcnews.go.com


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