US lorry driver charged after nine died in immigrant-smuggling bid

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At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering lorry found parked outside a Walmart supermarket in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said on Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others rescued from the rig were hospitalised in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said.

Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports.

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