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Autopsy results of 26 migrant Nigerian girls found on Mediterranean released

by Adenike Akindude
Autopsy results of 26 migrant Nigerian girls found on Mediterranean released.dailyfamily.ng

The Post-mortem examinations carried out on the bodies of the 26 teenage migrant girls suspected to be Nigerians show that almost all of them died from drowning.

Italian news agency made this known on Wednesday, 15th November 2017.

You can also read this: Italy investigates death of 26 Nigerian women from migrant boats

The teenage girls between the ages of 14 and 18 were found dead in the Mediterranean early November 2017.

AFP reports that the post-mortems carried out in Salerno in southern Italy reveals that 25 of the 26 girls died of asphyxiation in the water and this occurred when the inflatable dinghy they were travelling on sank.

Two of the dead teenage girls were reported to have been pregnant and one of the girls also suffered a wound to her liver.

However, the autopsies done showed that none of the girls were found with no recent trace of sexual assault or physical violence.

The bodies of the women were found by a Spanish military ship on November 3rd 2017 floating in the water. Two separate rescue operations brought them to Italy.

Other migrants rescued are mostly men and also women who tried to cross to Europe from Libya.

Some of the bodies have been identified by family members who survived the disaster and investigators who discovered phone numbers in the clothing of the victims have managed to contact their relatives.

The 26 girls will be buried on Friday in Salerno as a day of mourning has been declared. Each of the victims’ coffins will be decorated with a white rose and smaller roses will be placed for the two unborn children.

Nigerian government has called for an international investigation into the incident.

You can also read this: NGO condemns death of 26 Nigerian Women in Spanish warship

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