More than 40 people have been found dead in a truck Monday near

San Antonio, Texas,

local media reported, a type of vehicle frequently used by

irregular migrants

entering the United States.

Several local television networks and a newspaper in San Antonio, a city

240km from the border with Mexico,

reported the discovery, and images broadcast by the KSAT network showed numerous police and emergency vehicles at the scene.

In addition, San Antonio Police sources told KSAT television that, in addition to the 42 dead, 16 people were taken to nearby hospitals in various conditions.

Mexican Foreign Minister

Marcelo Ebrard

has confirmed that the country's consul in the US was on his way to the area where the truck was found.

Ebrad has assured on twitter that the nationality of the victims is not yet known

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