Trudeau vows action after four froze to death in a 'mind-blowing' tragedy


Trudeau vows action after four froze to death in a 'mind-blowing' tragedy.

 On Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada is doing everything to stop people smuggling across the US border after a family of four died in a "braining" tragedy.

US authorities have charged an American man with human trafficking after the four - a man, a woman, an infant, and a teenager - were found dead in Manitoba, a few meters north of the border with Minnesota.

The four were initially identified as a family from India, part of a larger group trying to enter the US by hiking through snow-covered fields in a remote area during blizzard-like conditions.

"It was a mind-blowing story," Trudeau told a news conference. "It is tragic to see a family dying like this, the victims of people smugglers...

This is why we do everything in our power to discourage people from crossing borders irregularly or illegally.

Trudeau said Canada was working closely with the United States to stop smuggling and help people "take unacceptable risks."

The four people died about 6 miles (10 km) east of Emerson, a small farming community. There is absolutely no shelter in the area, said David Carlson, head of the local municipal council.

He told Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

"There are no lights in there. You're probably in near-zero visibility."

Emerson said the incident was unusual because, in the past, people have tried to cross into Canada from the United States, not the other way around.

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