STORY: According to a report from the Veracruz police, the migrants were from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala and Honduras. 18 of them were minors.
Locals realized the migrants were trapped after they heard screams coming from a truck that broke down, Red Cross worker Jorge Garcia told Reuters.
Three migrants were taken to the hospital for dehydration.
Police placed the migrants under custody of the National Migration Institute (INM), who will determine their legal status in the country.