Exclusive: CGTN speaks with family of migrant survivor of Texas tragedy

CGTN published this video item, entitled “Exclusive: CGTN speaks with family of migrant survivor of Texas tragedy” – below is their description.

​While U.S. investigators work to unravel the human smuggling case behind the tragic deaths of at least 53 migrants ​in Texas, families of victims are still learning the fate of their loved ones amid overwhelming grief. However, there is some relief for families of the 16 migrants who survived. CGTN correspondent Alasdair Baverstock traveled to Mexico’s rural south ​to speak with one family.

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