Police in the Central American country of Guatemala have rescued 126 migrants from an abandoned roadside container. They were rescued early Sunday morning in the area between the Central American country of Nueva Concepcion and the town of Cockles. Locals heard screams and cries from inside the container. After informing the police, the police came and rescued them.

More than 100 of the rescued migrants are Haitians. There are also citizens of Nepal and Ghana. Guatemalan authorities say traffickers have left the migrants on the streets with containers. The immigrants were supposed to reach the United States via Mexico. For that they paid the traffickers.

A Guatemalan police spokesman said they heard cries from inside the container. Later, 127 undocumented migrants were rescued from there. After initial treatment, they were sent to a shelter run by the Migration Institute.