EL PASO, Texas — An eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died in authorities custody early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities stated, marking the second dying of an immigrant youngster in detention this month.
U.S. Customs and Border Safety stated in a information launch that the boy died shortly after midnight Tuesday.
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The boy confirmed “indicators of potential sickness” Monday and was taken together with his father to a hospital in Alamogordo, N.M., the company stated. There, he was recognized with a chilly and a fever, was given prescriptions for amoxicillin and ibuprofen and launched Monday afternoon.
The boy was returned to the hospital Monday night with nausea and vomiting and died there simply hours later, CBP stated.
The company stated the reason for the boy’s dying has not been decided and that it has notified the Division of Homeland Safety’s inspector common and the Guatemalan authorities.
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A CBP spokesman declined to elaborate Tuesday however stated extra particulars could be launched shortly.
A seven-year-old Guatemalan lady died earlier this month after being apprehended by border brokers. The physique of the lady, Jakelin Caal, was returned to her household’s distant village Monday.