Mexico repatriates the first eight bodies of Mexican migrants killed in a trailer in Texas, U.S.

The Mexican Government has started this Wednesday the repatriation of the first eight bodies of the total of 25 Mexican migrants killed inside a trailer in San Antonio, Texas.

“Landed at the Toluca International Airport the first of at least three flights with the remains of those who unfortunately lost their lives last June 27,” the Mexican Foreign Ministry explained in a statement.

The Ministries of Foreign Affairs (SRE), of the Interior, through the National Institute of Migration (INM), and of National Defense (Sedena) are coordinating a series of flights to repatriate all the bodies.

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“In accordance with the will of the relatives, the Mexican Government will repatriate 25 of 26 deceased Mexican nationals, and will cover the expenses to their places of origin,” the Ministry added.

Last June 27, 53 migrants died in the U.S. city of San Antonio, Texas, among them 26 Mexicans in an abandoned trailer, in which there was no water, air conditioning or ventilation.

Inside the trailer 46 migrants were found dead, and seven others died later in the hospital.

“The Government of Mexico offers its condolences for the loss of the Mexican people and reiterates its support and accompaniment for Mexicans abroad,” the statement from the Mexican Foreign Ministry said.

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