A truck driver has been charged in Texas with illegally transporting dozens of immigrants in his tractor-trailer in sweltering heat that led to the deaths of 10 people.
James Matthew Bradley Jr, 60, was arrested on Sunday after authorities found eight men dead in the back of his truck parked outside a Walmart store in San Antonio along with scores of other immigrants, including children, suffering from dehydration and heat stroke.
Two people died later at hospitals and dozens of others were treated, officials said.
Some immigrants came from Mexico, officials said, and at least two Guatemalans were found alive but dehydrated, the Guatemalan foreign ministry said. Outside temperatures topped 37.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday.