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Data Shows Illegal Border Crossings in San Diego becoming Fatal

SAN DIEGO - The number of people dying while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego is on the rise.

According to data from the Mexican Consulate in San Diego, from October 2021 through September 2022, 46 Mexican nationals died while attempting to cross from Tijuana to San Diego. That's up from 34 in reported in the previous fiscal year and way up from the 11 reported three years ago.

iNewsSource reports dehydration and drownings are among the leading causes of migrant deaths but the most common is injuries sustained from border wall falls, including brain damage and broken shoulders, backs and legs.

Mexican authorities are warning their citizens not to trust smugglers, who often put them into harms way.


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