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At least 46 bodies found in 18-Rad in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KTRK) — A tractor-trailer truck found near Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio contained the bodies of 46 dead as well as 16 others who were taken to hospitals, local officials in San Antonio said Monday night With .

The horrifying discovery was made near the intersection of Cassin Drive and Quintana Road in southwest San Antonio, according to a local official who spoke to The Texas Tribune on condition of anonymity. The official said Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Police Commissioner William McManus would brief the press near the site at 9 p.m.

The official said federal, state and local authorities believed the bodies were those of migrants. Cross-border smuggling and human trafficking have long been problems along the US-Mexico border, but the deaths of 46 people mean a staggering loss of life.

Several first responders can be seen around an 18 wheeler at Block 9600 of Quintana Road next to railroad tracks.

KSAT-TV reported that ambulances and law enforcement officials, including agents from US Customs and Border Protection, besieged the scene.

This is an evolving story; check back for details.

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