Agencia EFEMay 16, 2013 18:00
Tucson, Arizona, May 16 (EFE).- Deaths of undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert are down 36 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, the U.S. Border Patrol said.
From Oct. 1 through May 1, 64 migrants died while trying to sneak across the border into the United States, down from 101 during the same period of fiscal 2012, according to official figures.
"The deaths have gone down, but as temperatures begin to rise in the desert, the dangers increase," Andres Adame, spokesman for the Border Patrol Tucson Sector, told Efe.
The most recent fatality was last Saturday.