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Painful: 26 Nigerian women migrant laid to rest amid city mourning in Italy

by Family Center

Italy today held a mass burial for the 26 Nigerian women who got drowned and  lost their lives while crossing the Mediterranean sea.

At the Salerno Monumental cemetery, 26 coffins were laid down for a final respect and display before been laid to rest.

A Muslim Imam and Catholic Archbishop said prayers before the bodies were buried.

All the coffin laid for display bore a white rose on top, but unfortunately only two of the coffins was labelled with names. Marian Shaka and Osato Osaro.

Painful: 26 Nigerian women migrant laid to rest amid city mourning in Italy -dailyfamily.ng

Painful: 26 Nigerian women migrant laid to rest amid city mourning in Italy -dailyfamily.ng

Painful: 26 Nigerian women migrant laid to rest amid city mourning in Italy -dailyfamily.ng

Painful: 26 Nigerian women migrant laid to rest amid city mourning in Italy -dailyfamily.ng

It was a solemn Friday in virtually all of the provinces in Italy as mourning was declared by the host city’s mayor.

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Local schools were likewise told to hold a minute of silence, while light displays in the city centre will be switched off on Friday evening in remembrance of the departed women.

You will recall that we told you that their remains were recovered at sea and brought to Italy on November 3rd.

Autopsy reports revealed that 25 of the victims had drowned, while one had a wound to her side.

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