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Mexican migrant kills self after third deportation from US

The tragedy comes as US President Donald Trump has pledged to deport millions of undocumented migrants living in the United States. Representative image. Mexico-US border, 2002. Flickr, via EdmondMeinfelder. Photograph: (Others)

Reuters Tijuana, Mexico Feb 22, 2017, 04.33 AM (IST)

With just a plastic bag of belongings in his hand, a Mexican man who was deported from the United States Tuesday promptly killed himself, jumping off a bridge in view of the US border.

Sinaloa state native Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 44, threw himself to his death, authorities said. He had jumped 30 metres (100 feet).

Witnesses said the man was in great distress after being sent back to Mexico for a third time. 

The tragedy comes as US President Donald Trump has pledged to deport millions of undocumented migrants living in the United States.

Trump has called Mexican migrants criminals and pledged to build a massive border wall.

(Reuters)

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