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Deaths among border crossers soar in July

Deaths among border crossers soar in July

A county medical examiner who tracks deaths among migrants crossing into southern Arizona from Mexico says the toll is soaring this month with the state sweltering from extreme heat.
Pima County medical examiner Dr. Bruce Parks says his office has handled the bodies of 38 illegal immigrants since July 1. He says if the pace continues, it will surpass the single-month record of 68 in July 2005.
Parks says the pace is scary and one that he never thought he'd see again.
Parks tells the Arizona Daily Star that his office has been picking up one to four bodies a day. Most are recently deceased.
Since 2001, more than 1,750 men, women and children have died in the desert.
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http://www.azstarnet.com


Updated : 2021-05-10 13:49 GMT+08:00