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Migrant Caravan: Girl Dies in Custody After Crossing Mexico-US Border

by BBC | 12.14.18

A seven-year-old girl who illegally crossed the Mexico-US border with family died hours after being taken into custody, US officials say.

The Guatemalan girl, who arrived in the US last week as part of a group of migrants, died of dehydration and shock, the Washington Post reports.

AP news agency quotes border officials as saying she had not had food or water for several days.

Thousands of migrants have travelled from Central America to the US border.

The migrants say they are fleeing persecution, poverty and violence in their home countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

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