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Latest figures suggest more people died crossing the border from Mexico to the US in the first seven months of 2017 compared to the same period the year before. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says 232 migrants have died so far in 2017, compared to 204 in the first seven months of 2016. That is an increase of 17%. Experts say the figures are particularly shocking as significantly fewer people seem to be attempting to make the crossing.

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