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These Are Some of the Deadliest Instances of Migrant Deaths on the Southern Border

The deaths of at least 50 people found in or near an abandoned truck in San Antonio on Monday was one of the worst episodes of migrant deaths on the southern border in recent years.

The journey north for migrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico is usually dangerous and sometimes fatal. Smugglers often transport large numbers of people in trailers, vans or S.U.V.s through remote areas in sweltering weather. And in recent years, dozens of migrants have died in crashes while traveling north.

Here are some of the deadliest vehicle chases, single-car accidents or heat-related deaths involving smuggled migrants:

Miriam Jordan and Eliza Fawcett contributed reporting.