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Candlelight vigils planned Tuesday for victims of San Antonio migrant tragedy

SAN ANTONIO – At least two candlelight and prayer vigils shall be held across the metropolis Tuesday night for the victims of the San Antonio migrant tragedy.

The loss of life toll at present stands at 50 after a number of extra victims died after being transported to native hospitals.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled to happen beginning at 7 p.m. at Pearsall Park, situated at 4838 Old Pearsall Road, simply inside Loop 410. Attendees can count on to assemble close to the kids’s playground space.

“This community space will offer residents the opportunity to grieve, share support, and express sorrow in reaction to this tragedy,” in accordance with occasion organizers.

Last Chance Ministries is internet hosting a prayer vigil at 6:30 p.m. The vigil will happen at 404 Brady Boulevard, situated close to Hwy 90 and S. Zarzamora Street.

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“Join us tonight as we come together to pray for the families that were lost,” Last Chance Ministries officers stated in a Facebook post.

The vigils come simply at some point after a tractor-trailer full of migrants was found on the Southwest Side of San Antonio.

City officers are calling it the most important mass casualty occasion in San Antonio’s historical past and the deadliest migrant smuggling incident within the U.S.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus stated officers responded to a name for assist on the 9600 block of Quintana Road after somebody heard cries coming from contained in the trailer. A person working within the space approached the trailer, which had its doorways partially opened, and found “stacks of bodies.”

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During a press convention on Monday, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood stated the our bodies of the victims had been sizzling to the contact and revealed that first responders rescued 12 adults and 4 minors from the trailer and rushed them to native hospitals with heat-related accidents. Two of these sufferers have since died.

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