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Fifty migrants rescued after getting lost in Mexican desert

Other News Materials 17 May 2011 01:22
A group of 50 Mexican migrants who were trying to reach the United States illegally were rescued after getting lost in the Sonora desert amid high temperatures
Fifty migrants rescued after getting lost in Mexican desert

A group of 50 Mexican migrants who were trying to reach the United States illegally were rescued after getting lost in the Sonora desert amid high temperatures, Mexico's migration authorities said Monday.

The group, which included seven women and one minor, were found at a site known as El Huerfano, near the border, when they were found by officers of Mexico's Migrant Protection Group, dpa reported.

"They were given water and food and they were medically evaluated, since temperatures in the area were of almost 40 degrees (Celsius)," the National Migration Institute said.

The migrants were all healthy, however, and they opted to return to their homes in various parts of central and southern Mexico.

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