Sunday, 10 June 2007

6 Migrants Die in Mexico Truck Collapse

Tons of bananas collapsed the false floor of a tractor-trailer smuggling migrants in southern Mexico, killing six people hidden inside a secret compartment and wounding a dozen others, officials said Monday.

About 200 Central American immigrants were hidden inside the compartment when it collapsed under the weight of the fruit Sunday in near Juchitan in Oaxaca state after a 10-hour trip that started at the Guatemalan border, Salvadoran Consul Nelson Cuellar said.The victims included two Salvadorans and one Guatemalan. The rest have yet to be identified. About a dozen others - including Salvadorans, two Guatemalans and a Nicaraguan - were hospitalized with injuries. [Read more]

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