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Deaths of Undocumented Immigrants in Arizona Desert Increase Over Last Year

A Humane Borders volunteer works on a water station in the Arizona desert. (Photo: Humane Borders)

A Humane Borders volunteer works on a water station in the Arizona desert. (Photo: Humane Borders)

The number of deaths among undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. through the Arizona desert increased 20% during fiscal year 2009, Spanish-language wire Agencia EFE reported.

From Oct. 1, 2008 to Aug. 31 this year, 191 migrants died, EFE said. Most of them were Mexicans.

The total for the same period between 2007 and 2008 was 159 deaths.

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