A survivor of the migrant trailer: ‘They couldn’t breathe’

A survivor of the migrant trailer: 'They couldn't breathe' (Photo: Darian Trotter / Twitter)

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Simple advice from a friend to stay near the door may have saved Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás from the deadly fate that befell 53 other migrants when they were abandoned trapped in a sweltering semi-trailer last week in Texas.

The 20-year-old from Guatemala’s capital says it was already hot on June 27 when stepped out of the warehouse on the Texas side of the Mexico border where she had been waiting and climbed into the back of the trailer.

Cardona Tomás was near the door hours later when she lost consciousness.

She awakened in a San Antonio hospital.

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