Law enforcement officers work at the scene where people were found dead inside a trailer truck in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. June 27, 2022. REUTERS/Kaylee Greenlee Beal TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The bodies of more than 40 people have been found in a truck on the outskirts of the city of San Antonio in the US state of Texas. The dead are probably migrants who entered the United States illegally, US media reported on Monday (local time), citing investigators.

At least 12 other people were found alive and taken to nearby hospitals.

The police were therefore looking for the driver of the semi-trailer truck, who had left his vehicle in a remote area. It was initially unclear why the people had died. According to reports, it has been very hot in San Antonio in the past few days.

The arch-conservative governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, wrote on Twitter, citing a media report of 42 deaths and blamed President Joe Biden’s migration policy for it. “These deaths are Biden’s fault.” They are “the result of his deadly open borders policy,” Abbott said. Not enforcing the law has deadly consequences.