Haunting photo of migrant girl clinging to dad after both drowned swimming to US

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Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in News
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This heartbreaking photo shows a dead migrant girl clinging to her dad's lifeless body after they both drowned trying to reach the US for a better life.

The image of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria lying face down in a muddy river on the US-Mexico border has caused shock and outrage.

Valeria's head is tucked inside her father's black T-shirt and her arm is draped over his neck after they died in front of Tania Vanessa Avalos, the girl's mum and Mr Martinez's wife.

The photo underscores the dangers that many migrants face as they risk their lives to try to cross into America, and it points to the growing crisis at the border where Donald Trump's administration is trying to keep desperate asylum seekers out.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, from the border city of El Paso, Texas, tweeted: "Trump is responsible for these deaths."

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