After the impact, the two vehicles ended up on fire. The trailer of the truck was not found when Civil Protection agents arrived. They found the bodies of a child and a woman.
Later, when the firefighters managed to put out the fire caused by the collision, security authorities found more charred bodies inside the van.
The failure of the authorities to find the truck trailer bed has raised suspicions about its contents. In recent years there have been repeated cases of migrants crossing Mexico crowded into the boxes of freight trucks on their way to the United States.
Conservatives don’t understand that it’s their favorite CAPITALISM that causes and encourages illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Migrants without papers are easy to exploit. They work in fancy American restaurants and luxury hotels for $1 or $2 an hour!
Tamaulipas is one of the northern states where human traffickers known as "coyoteros" operate. The use of cargo trucks for human trafficking is becoming more common, especially after the tightening of controls on the lines of the freight train heading to to the north.
Civil protection officials' first reports indicate that the van would have left Veracruz bound for Nuevo Leon, outlet El Financiero reported.
One of the last cases of human trafficking occurred in early March in Veracruz, where authorities found 103 migrants in the back of an abandoned trailer.