(Washington) At least ten people were killed in Texas in the crash of a van carrying 30 people believed to be migrants, several US media outlets reported Wednesday.
Posted on Aug 4, 2021 at 9:44 pm
The Texan authorities have announced that they are investigating a “serious accident” near the town of Falfurrias, a few kilometers from the border with Mexico.
According to the local Valley Central chain, the white van crashed into a mast around 4 p.m. local time, killing ten people.
The use of overloaded vehicles is characteristic of the modus operandi of migrant smugglers on the border between the two countries.
In March, a suspected smuggler was charged after 13 people were killed in a collision between a heavy truck and an overcrowded vehicle in southern California.
Migrant arrivals to the United States had declined significantly during the pandemic and began to recover slightly in 2020 before rising since Joe Biden took office. Republicans accuse him of having created a “draft” by easing the draconian migration policy of his predecessor Donald Trump.