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A MASSIVE police response is underway in Texas after “at least 42 migrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer.”

Police sources said at least 42 people were found dead inside the tractor-trailer on the southwest side of San Antonio, Texas, KSAT reports.

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A massive police response is at the scene on the southwest side of San Antonio, TexasCredit: KSAT

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Credit: KSAT

The trailer was located on the 9600 block of Quintana Rd., near New Laredo Highway.

An investigation is now underway at the scene after an 18-wheeler was discovered with undocumented migrants inside, News 4 San Antonio explains.

As per the news outlet, other migrants were found alive and transported to a nearby hospital.

The Sun reached out to the San Antonio Police Department and Homeland Security but did not receive an immediate reply.

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“Multiple SAPD sources tell me it’s at least 40 people dead,” ABC affiliate KSAT 12 reports.

“Sixteen others were taken to area hospitals in varying conditions,” KSAT 12 added, noting that the death toll may rise.

Helicopter footage showed police vehicles, ambulances, and fire trucks on the scene as it appears an investigation is underway.

Footage from near the scene was shared on Twitter by KSAT’s Leigh Waldman, who wrote: “In route to a possible human smuggling case off of Quintana Rd on the South/Southeast side.”

A follow-up image shared by the reporter showed a San Antonio Fire Department’s Mass Casualty Evacuation Ambulance nearby the tractor trailer.

Police cars and ambulances are seen on the southwest side of San Antonio

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Police cars and ambulances are seen on the southwest side of San AntonioCredit: KSAT

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