Video: At Least 49 Migrants Reportedly Dead in Trailer Accident in Mexico's Chiapas

© REUTERS / JACOB GARCIABodies covered in white sheets are line-up at the site of a trailer accident that left at least 49 people dead, most of them migrants from Central America, in Tuxtla Gutierrez, in Chiapas state, Mexico December 9, 2021
Bodies covered in white sheets are line-up at the site of a trailer accident that left at least 49 people dead, most of them migrants from Central America, in Tuxtla Gutierrez, in Chiapas state, Mexico December 9, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 09.12.2021
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Mexico has recently been faced with a huge migrant influx from Central American countries, including Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Cuba, and El Salvador. Over the last nine months, more than 190 thousand illegal migrants were recorded in Mexico, which is about triple the number for the same period last year.
At least 49 people died and another 45 were injured in a road accident in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas on Thursday, Milenio reported, citing local authorities.
Most of them were said to be illegal immigrants from Guatemala. Between 150 and 200 migrants were reportedly traveling in the trailer.
The trailer, reportedly heading from the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez to Chiapa de Corzo, collided with a truck and overturned on the road. The vehicle, according to reports, hit a retaining wall as it came out of a curve and its container detached and spun on the asphalt.
The governor of the state expressed condolences to the families of the victims on his Twitter account.
Warning: the following footage is disturbing and may offend sensibilities
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