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4 of Indian family found dead near US border

Written by  Dinkle Popli -- January 21st 2022 03:35 PM
4 of Indian family found dead near US border

4 of Indian family found dead near US border

Winnipeg, January 20, 2022: One baby among four Indians found dead in Manitoba near U.S. border. According to RCMP Manitoba, bodies were discovered on the Canadian side of the border about 10 kilometres east of Emerson.It has been reported that the deceased were part of a group and were trying to cross to US. The is suspected to be a case of human smuggling. On the morning of January 19, 2022, RCMP officers with the Integrated Border Enforcement Team received concerning information from their counterparts in the United States. Also read |Delhi caps Covid test rates for private labs; Check new charges here Specifically, the information outlined that officers with the US Customs and Border Protection had apprehended a group of individuals who had crossed into the US from Canada, near the town of Emerson, Manitoba. Further, it indicated that one of the adults had items meant for an infant but that no infant was with the group. Upon receiving this information at 9:23 am, a search was immediately launched on both sides of the border. RCMP officers were already patrolling the area and the search began at 9:24am. Extensive patrols were conducted and, at approximately 1:30pm, the bodies of three individuals were located on the Canadian side of the border, approximately 10km east of Emerson. Fearing there may be additional victims; officers continued their search and located the body of an additional male, believed at this time to be in his mid-teens. All victims were located approximately 12 metres from the US/Canada border. At this very early stage of the investigation, it appears that they all died due to exposure to the cold weather. Work is underway to identify the victims and an autopsy has been scheduled to confirm the cause of death. Also Read|Delhi: Dense fog affects visibility, 21 trains delayed The search for any possible survivors or additional victims continued throughout the evening of Wednesday, January 19, and RCMP officers continue to patrol the area today. To date, no other victims have been located.   -PTC News

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