Video Credit: CEN/Esmeralda Escamilla Medina
This is the moment 134 Central American migrants – including 70 kids – are cared for by the authorities after being rescued from the back of a locked lorry where they were abandoned for hours.
According to reports, the migrants were found in the abandoned lorry in front of a police station in the city of Ozuluama in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz after being left there for over three hours.
Reports said that local residents heard their cries and tried to help the trapped US-bound migrants.
Pictures Credit: CEN/Esmeralda Escamilla Medina
According to an official statement, police officers and members of the Mexican Secretariat of National Defence found 134 migrants, among them 71 children, in the back of the lorry.
The dehydrated migrants were cared for by officials on the scene while reports said that some of them managed to escape, although this is currently unconfirmed by the local authorities.
In the footage, dozens of people are seen being helped out of the lorry as a woman is heard saying “there are children” and “the Central American migrants are coming out”.
One day before, the authorities in Veracruz rescued 101 Central American migrants and arrested one person for human trafficking.
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