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Even as the deaths of 10 im­mi­grants found in the back of a swel­ter­ing trac­tor-trailer in Texas cap­tured in­ter­na­tional at­ten­tion, the deaths of five oth­ers who drowned this week try­ing to get into the U.S. by swim­ming across the Rio Grande have largely gone un­no­ticed.

The lat­est death was dis­cov­ered Thurs­day, by U.S. Bor­der Pa­trol. The bodies of three peo­ple, all Gu­atemalan na­tion­als, were re­cov­ered Tues­day. An­other died at a hospi­tal.

Of­fi­cials say at least 15 peo­ple have at­tempted to cross the river in the same area this week. The num­ber of deaths in that area is un­usual. so far eight peo­ple have died there so far this fis­cal year com­pared to three who died there last year.

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