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Mexico: 98 migrants rescued from a truck en route to the United States

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A group of 98 migrants were rescued from a truck bound for the United States but abandoned by its driver on the side of a road in eastern Mexico, just a month after 53 died in San Antonio , in Texas, under similar conditions.

The migrants were found overnight from Wednesday to Thursday on a road in the state of Veracruz, according to a police source.

They indicated that they were abandoned by the driveraccording to the police report which does not specify the nationality of those found.

In addition to the 98 people rescued, a hundred would have escaped, according to witnesses quoted by the press.

A dozen people had to be hospitalized for bruises and lack of oxygen. Others got out of the vehicle with backpacks, a correspondent from theAFP.

The tractor-trailer was traveling up the Gulf of Mexico highway toward Nuevo Laredo, on the border with the United States and Texas.

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On June 27, 56 migrants were found asphyxiated in an abandoned trailer near San Antonio.

On December 9, 56 migrants also died in a truck accident on a highway in Chiapas in southern Mexico. On Wednesday in Nicaragua, 16 migrants were killed and 47 injured in a bus accident.

In Chiapas these days, hundreds of migrants have blocked a road in front of the offices of the Migration Institute to demand temporary residence permits allowing them to cross Mexico to the United States.

Since 2014, some 6,430 migrants have died or gone missing in Mexico on their way to the United States, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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