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migrant deaths near san antonioTo the southeast of San Antonio, a dirt road runs along train tracks through a dusty patch of mesquite. The area is isolated: the only businesses around are salvage yards, and the buzz of industrial equipment and the din of trains are often the only noises. These are likely the last sounds that 51 migrants heard earlier this week, before they succumbed to brutal deaths caused by extreme heat. Early Monday evening, authorities found a semitruck full of migrants parked on the dirt road. Of the group, which included children and families, 46 had already died. When first responders transported the few survivors to the hospital, the survivors’ bodies felt hot to the touch, the way metal feels when left out in the sun. At…

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