More migrants dying from heat

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The number of migrants dying from extreme heat on the US-Mexico border rose 55 percent in the last nine months after an increase in unaccompanied children and families trying to enter the United States illegally, the US government said yesterday. Heat-related deaths, the main cause of migrant fatalities on the US south-west border, rose to 48, up from 31 over the same period in 2017, said US Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Salvador Zamora.

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