Over 600 migrants found in Mexico truck trailers

Najaf Lawal/WWM via Getty Images As violence grips northern Mexico, authorities in Veracruz have discovered half a tonne of migrants packed into two truck trailers. A total of 600 people were found hidden in…

Over 600 migrants found in Mexico truck trailers

Najaf Lawal/WWM via Getty Images

As violence grips northern Mexico, authorities in Veracruz have discovered half a tonne of migrants packed into two truck trailers.

A total of 600 people were found hidden in the back of the two trailers, which were discovered in the weekend.

Local authorities said most of those found were from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Some reported health problems while being examined by local doctors, the press reported.

An immigrant from Honduras was also injured after he was attacked by locals when he attempted to avoid deportation, local media reported.

At least 41 people were hurt in clashes that broke out between local residents and the migrants, according to the Mexican attorney general’s office.

The reports said most of the injured were Hondurans, but there were other immigrants of various nationalities among the injured.

But many of those who survived were sent back to the villages they came from on the Mexican side of the border.

The migrants were left without food, water or shelter in the early hours of Sunday.

Veracruz is one of the most troubled parts of Mexico due to violence.

According to local media reports, around 10,000 people were killed there in 2017 – a third of them teenagers.

Monday was declared a national day of mourning after 48 people were killed in a series of attacks carried out in Veracruz on Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

Veracruz state has been spared some of the country’s worst violence.

But at least 11 members of the town of Teliaco, which lies on the Mexican border with Guatemala, have been killed in attacks this year.

“Veracruz has been the scene of hostilities that we haven’t seen before,” Miguel Velasquez, president of the municipal workers’ union in Veracruz, told the Associated Press.

“Many of the communities are on edge.”

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