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Eight migrants dead after dozens swept downriver along Rio Grande

Federal officials said the drownings occurred Thursday morning after a large group attempted to cross the Rio Grande, whose currents were running swiftly after several days of rain.

By Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
A border patrol watercraft moves along the Rio Grande River next to a row of shipping containers and razor wire placed by Gov. Greg Abbott to form a makeshift border wall in Eagle Pass on Nov. 19, 2021.

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