Adan Lalravega, who fainted during the sweltering ride in a tractor-trailer, describes hearing children begging for water: ‘People were despairing’

Adan Lalravega said he was told the $5,500 he was being charged to be smuggled into the United States would include an air-conditioned truck ride.

Instead, the 27-year-old Mexican laborer climbed with his friends into a pitch-black, metal tractor-trailer compartment that lacked ventilation – a deadly oven that would claim 10 lives.

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