San Antonio residents hold vigil for 9 human smuggling victims

Hundreds participated in a candlelight service in downtown San Antonio.
1:31 | 07/24/17

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Bad for a job there. That won't let it ride. Outside San Fernando cathedral be oldest standing church in Texas. We pray for. Prayers for those who died just a few miles away. Strangers from another country who took their last labored breaths while inside this sweltering trailer parked. Under the Texas sun. Behind at San Antonio Walt what happened today in our city. This totally unacceptable. Authorities now say those who survived the trailer told them more than 100 people had been inside. Surveillance video shows maybe being picked up in the hours before anyone realized what was going on. Only after midnight Sunday at one of the others escaped. Desperate asking an employee for water that employee realize there was a trailer here full of people who needed help. First responders found eight dead in the tree at one died later. Thirty more were rushed to the hospital two thirds of them in critical or serious condition. It's still not clear how that one victim got out for how long those in the trailer had been there. The Mexican consul general in San Antonio says she's been in touch with victims' families they're working on getting the victims' bodies. All the Government of Mexico house being very odd to hear about. Being the need to have a thorough investigation.

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