The heatwave has claimed the life of a six-year-old girl from India who died of heat stroke in Arizona desert. The incident happened as the child was while crossing US-Mexico border after her mother left her with other migrants in search of water.
U.S. Border Patrol west of Lukeville found the body of the girl identified as Gurupreet Kaur was found. The temperatures reached a high of 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius), U.S. Border Patrol and the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner (PCOME) said. According to officials, the deceased child and the mother were part of a group of five Indian nationals dropped off by smugglers in a remote border area.
“Once they went to look for water they never saw them again,” said U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus Vasavilbaso.