26 teenage Nigerian girls found dead in the Mediterranean sea, 2 pregnant
Autopsies has been carried out on the bodies of 26 teenage Nigerian girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November, and it has been confirmed that they drowned at sea. The autopsies also revealed that two out of the 26 women were found to be pregnant.
The victims’ bodies were found floating in the water by the Spanish military ship and brought to Italy on November 3 after two separate rescue operations.
According to the autopsy which was carried out in Salerno, Italy; 25 of the girls died from asphyxiation in the water, while one girl suffered a wound to her liver. There were no traces of physical or sexual violence on the bodies.
The girls are believed to be between the ages of 14-18 .
A day of mourning has been declared and the funeral for the girls will take place on Friday for the 26 girls in Salerno.
The Nigeria Government has called for an international investigation into the incident.
Source: Sahara Reporters