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Driver charged over Texas truck migrant tragedy
July 25,2017   By:Xinhua

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July 25, 2017 -- Local journalists work near a Walmart parking area after it was cordoned off by local police in San Antonio, Texas, the United States, on July 23, 2017. (Xinhua/Yan Bo)

July 25, 2017 -- The tractor-trailer driver of the migrant trafficking tragedy in Texas, resulting in death of 10 people, was charged with one count of "transporting illegal aliens" in a federal court on Monday.

A U.S. district court in San Andonio alleged that James Matthew Bradley Jr., 60, unlawfully transported undocumented immigrants in violation of law, resulting in the death of 10 of the people transported.

He will face up to life in prisonment or the death penalty under a law that allows enhanced penalties when immigrants die during smuggling operations.

Bradley will be held without bail until hearings Thursday morning.

Officials confirmed on Monday that one more person has died after over 30 people were found in a overheated tractor-trailer parked outside of a Walmart in San Antonio, making the death toll to 10.

Nine undocumented immigrants died after being trapped inside a tractor-trailer at a Walmart parking lot in the southern Texas city of San Antonio, officials confirmed Sunday afternoon.