U.S. officials have charged men with trafficking after four tentatively identified families from India died trying to enter the United States.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised that Canada is doing everything it can to stop people smuggling across US borders after a family of four freezes to death in a “amazing” tragedy.
Men, women, babies and teens have been found dead in Manitoba, a few yards north of the Minnesota border.
“It was an absolutely astounding story. It’s very tragic to see a family die that way, victims of traffickers … and taking advantage of their desire to build a better life. “Victims of the people,” Trudeau said at a press conference on Friday.
“This is why people are doing everything they can to discourage crossing borders in irregular or illegal ways. We know that there are great risks to doing so.” He continued.
Work closely with the United States
Canada is working closely with the United States to stop smuggling and help people “take unacceptable risks,” Trudeau said.
After the incident, US authorities charged Americans with trafficking.
The four were tentatively identified as a family from India. This is part of a larger group trying to enter the United States by walking in remote snow-covered fields.
Local officials said the incident was rare, not the other way around, as people tried to travel from the United States to Canada in the past.
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