A 2-year-old girl and her father drowned: the image that shocked Internet users

It is a dreadful image that has gone around the world. A father and his two-year-old daughter lie with their heads in the water. Dead.

This photo, taken by photographer Julia Le Duc for a Mexican newspaper, illustrates the migrant crisis between the United States and Mexico. Looping in the American media, the photo captures the distress of migrants who try to cross natural borders at the risk of their lives.

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In Daily, this Wednesday, June 26, journalists told this terrible story. The family left Mexico in early April from El Salvador and arrived in Mexico in early June. After applying for asylum in Mexico, they decided to cross the Rio Grande river to reach the United States. While trying to cross this Sunday June 23, the father and the little girl were swept away by the water. The mother watched helplessly as they drifted. The bodies were found a few hundred meters the next day.

"Dead from their illusions": this photo was taken on Monday by a journalist who works for La Jornada, a Mexican daily.
On the picture? A 2-year-old girl and her father, who drowned this Sunday while trying to cross the Rio Grande ⬇️ # Daily @LiliaHassaine pic.twitter.com/uwWZFMvJnA

- Daily (@Qofficiel) June 26, 2019

At the American press agency, photographer Julia Le Duc said: "What struck me most was the little girl's arm around her father's neck. It shocked me because it meant that until her last breath, she was glued to him. " she says with emotion.

The photo was published in the Mexican newspaper El Jornada, with the title "Dead of their illusions"On social networks, many people were moved by this overwhelming image.

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