A 19-year-old pregnant woman from Guatemala died days after she fell from the top of a border wall near El Paso, Texas. The woman was found by Border Patrol agents on Saturday (March 7) after she had fallen nearly 20 feet from the top of the steel mesh fence.
The woman, identified as Miriam Estefany Girón Luna, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, a pelvis fracture, and liver and kidney lacerations in the fall. Agents called for an ambulance, and Luna was rushed to the hospital where she underwent emergency surgery, which included a C-section to deliver her baby.
Unfortunately, doctors were unable to save the child, and Luna was pronounced dead a few days later.
El Paso Sector Chief Gloria Chavez blamed Luna's dead on human smugglers who endangered her life.
"Someone in Mexico guided this eight-month pregnant woman from Guatemala to this section of the border and encouraged her and helped her climb the steel mesh border barrier," she said. "We will engage our law enforcement partners in Mexico to find those responsible for placing these lives in danger."
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