Guatemala police free 126 migrants from abandoned container

126 migrants were rescued by Guatemalan police after being abandoned inside a shipping container on the side of the road.

After hearing screams inside the trailer, they were discovered around morning between the cities of Nueva Concepción and Cocales.

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According to the BBC, authorities suspect they were abandoned by traffickers who had been paid to transport them to the United States via Mexico.

More than a hundred of those discovered are from Haiti, which is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.

There were also Nepalese and Ghanaese participants.

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Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.
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