Wednesday, August 4, 2010

BBC News-Spike In Deaths of Immigrants In Arizona Desert

image courtesy of BBC News
(Story reported by BBC News)

The bodies of 59 suspected illegal migrants have been found in the Arizona desert on the border with Mexico in July, the highest number in five years, officials say.

High temperatures last month are likely to have contributed to the death rate.

But some analysts say toughened border controls have forced more would-be migrants into riskier desert crossings.

The Pima County medical examiner's office is using a refrigerated trailer for the dead as its morgue gets full.

(click here to read the full story on BBC News online)

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