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A migrant mother impaled in front of her children who fall from a border fence



A migrant mother was impaled in front of her children over the weekend while she was trying to climb a fence along the US-Mexican border, authorities said.

The 26-year-old Guatemalan national was attempting to cross a fence near the San Ysidro entrance port, a passage between San Diego and Tijuana, Friday, when she fell and impaled on pieces of rebar, according to the US Customs and Border Patrol officials.

Officers from the San Diego area border patrol said in a statement that they found the woman and her two toddlers at around 8:30 pm and transported him to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries did not put his life in danger.

PHOTO: Birds fly over almost empty border crossing lines after US authorities have temporarily closed the San Ysidro entry point at the US-Mexico border, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, on November 19, 2018.Guillermo Arias / AFP / Getty Images
Birds fly over almost empty border crossing lines after US authorities temporarily closed the San Ysidro entry point on the US-Mexico border, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, on November 19, 2018.

"The woman landed on a bar that pierced her side and buttocks," the statement said.

Children aged 3 and 5 were also taken to a local hospital for assessment. They were later released in the custody of the Border Patrol.

"Entering our country illegally, especially over our walls, is not only dangerous but also very stupid," said Rodney Scott, chief patrol officer for the San Diego area. "This woman has put her life and that of her children in danger."

PHOTO: A migrant mother was impaled in front of her children while she was trying to illegally cross the United States of America-Mexico on Friday, November 22, 2018. US Customs and Border Protection Service
A migrant mother was impaled in front of her children as she was trying to cross the United States illegally in Mexico on Friday, November 22, 2018.

Reinforcing bars are part of ongoing work to replace the decades-old fences at the border, the statement said.

The woman told officers that she was not part of the caravan of migrants from Central America and traveling to the border town of Tijuana, Mexico, according to the Associated Press agency. .


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