More than 50 people have died since the beginning of 2021 while trying to cross the Panamanian jungle along a dangerous migration route to the United States, officials from the Central American country have said.
The figure is much higher than in previous years, when officials say an average of 20 to 30 bodies have been found in the Darien Gap, a 575,000-acre jungle on the border between Panama and Colombia.
The United Nations has called it one of the most dangerous roads in the world.
“The Panamanian Institute of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science has recorded 53 immigrant deaths in various circumstances in Darien province,” Jose Vincente Pachar, director of the Panamanian Institute of Forensic Science, told AFP news agency.
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