Guatemala police free 126 migrants from abandoned container

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Guatemala police free 126 migrants from abandoned container

Police in Guatemala have rescued 126 migrants who were abandoned inside a shipping container at the side of a road.
They were found at dawn between the towns of Nueva Concepción and Cocales after locals reported hearing screams inside the trailer.
Authorities believe they were abandoned by smugglers who had been paid to take them to the US via Mexico.
More than 100 of those discovered are from the crisis-hit nation of Haiti.
There were also people from Nepal and Ghana.
Officers gave the migrants first aid before escorting them to a shelter run by the Guatemalan Migration Institute.

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