Mexican authorities find 112 migrants huddled in back of truck

Mexican authorities find 112 migrants huddled in back of truck
A U.S. Border patrol agent stands next to the border fence separating the United States and Mexico
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MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities discovered 112 migrants, including four babies, huddled alive in the back of a truck as it travelled along a highway in the country's south, the attorney general's office said on Sunday.

The truck, which officials said had ventilation and water for the passengers, was intercepted on a highway that connects the southern states of Chiapas and neighbouring Tabasco and the driver was arrested.

Every year, thousands of migrants, mostly Central Americans, escaping from poverty and violence, make their way north through Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States.

The attorney general's office said in a statement that 23 minors were among the immigrants from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Ecuador, found in the back of the truck.

The migrants were awaiting medical checkups.

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