64 migrants found dead in cargo truck in Mozambique: authorities

More than 60 undocumented migrants believed to be Ethiopians have been found dead in a cargo truck in the Mozambique‘s northwestern Tete province. The truck entered Mozambique from Malawi and was stopped early Tuesday at a checkpoint in Moatize, near the Zambezi River, according to Zitamar News. When authorities heard bashing noises coming from inside the container, they ordered the driver to open it and they found 14 survivors inside as well as the bodies. The deceased died from a lack of oxygen, according to officials. The Mozambican driver later admitted he had been hired to smuggle the migrants from Malawi to Mozambique. Mozambique is a transit route for African migrants trying to reach South Africa, one of the continent’s largest economies, according to the International Office on Migration. So far this year at least 200 illegal migrants, mostly from Ethiopia, Malawi, Egypt and Somalia, have been arrested for attempting to enter Tete province and all indicated that their destination was South Africa, according to Zitamar. Light Truck Get a roundup of the most important and intriguing national stories delivered to your inbox every weekday. Dump Chassis, Cummins Engine Tract...

Safety and business boost for road from Nogales port

Governor Doug Ducey was part of the kick off for badly needed improvements on the main road from Arizona’s busiest cargo port. State Road 189 is thick with truck traffic. ADOT says 15 to 18 hundred trucks per day bring cargo from Mexico to Nogales produce houses and other industry. To move more cargo and deliver more safety, ADOT’s starting on 134 million dollars worth of widening, ramps and roundabouts between I-19 and the port. Nogales High School is along SR 189. The project will add large ramps to carry traffic well past the school and keep it from tangling with school traffic.” He says, “This is absolutely fantastic. I’m ecstatic. This has been a combination of a lot of different state and Federal and local entities that have come together. It’s a ten year work of passion for us and to be honest with you the most important thing is the safety aspect.” Light Truck “Arizona is the number one trading partner for Mexico and this allows us to compete and defeat places like Texas and California and it’s time we’re investing more in infrastructure.” Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino likes the safety improvement and how the wider road will make the most of the recent expansion at the por...