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16-Year-Old Dies at Border Patrol Station, Is 5th Minor to Die in U.S. Custody in 6 Months

A 16-year-old boy diagnosed with the flu died Monday after he was found unresponsive inside a Border Patrol holding area in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

The boy became the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border since December.

The border agency identified the teenager as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez. He had crossed into the United States illegally on May 13 with a group of more than 70 other migrants near Hidalgo, Texas.

Read more at the Arizona Republic

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