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Sad! 26 Nigerian Girls Buried In Italy With No Presence of Home Govt.



Remember the 26 young Nigerian Girls who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while attempting to flee to Italy?

See how they were given a befitting burial in Italy.


According to Trisha Thomas of the Associated Press,  no official representative of the Nigerian Government was at the burial ceremony which held Friday at a cemetery in Salerno, Italy.

She tweeted "In response to those who asked, I did not see any official Nigerian representative at the ceremony today for 26 women"

The deceased girls said to be between the ages of 14 and 18, were found dead in the sea while attempting the dangerous journey of crossing from Libya to Europe

According to the autopsies carried out in Salerno in southern Italy, 25 of the girls died of asphyxiation in the water, most of them when the inflatable dinghy they were travelling on sank.

One girl suffered a wound to her liver. Two of the dead were pregnant.

The autopsies found no recent trace of physical or sexual violence.

Their bodies were found floating in the water by a Spanish military ship and brought to Italy on November 3 after two separate rescue operations.

May their souls rest in peace!

Photo Credit:@TrishaThomasAP Associated Press.

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