African Teenage Girls Found Dead In The Mediterranean Sea

African Teenage Girls Found Dead In The Mediterranean Sea

"Faced with the remains of only women and girls, the prefect of Salerno made a decision to open an investigation to clarify the circumstances of these deaths, not excluding the possibility of it being a case of homicide", Millman said.

All of the girls found were between the ages 14-18, are reported to have been migrants from Niger and Nigeria, who were embarking on a dangersome journey to Europe. Their bodies were reportedly found near a rubber dinghy that had almost sunk, while survivors clung to its side.

Two men who are believed to have been captains of a boat-Al Mabrouc Wisam Harar, from Libya and Mohamed Ali Al Bouzid of Egypt-were arrested, according to The Guardian.

Four rescue operations were carried out in the Mediterranean over the weekend. "But also women travelling alone with their children have been abused", Marco Rotunno, an Italy spokesman for the United Nations refugee agency, told the Guardian.

"Salvatore Malfi, the police prefect of the southern town of Salerno, said the 26 women may have been thrown off their rubber dinghy into the waters of the Mediterranean", NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports from Rome.

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Alongside the teens, there were also 90 women, 52 minors, and a week-old baby, authorities said.

He noted in response to concerns of sex trafficking, however, that "Sex trafficking routes are different, with different dynamics used".

"We will need to see whether there are suspects to concentrate on or whether the murder inquiry will proceed against persons unknown", he said. "Loading women on to a boat is too risky for the traffickers, as they could risk losing all their "goods" - as they like to call them - in one fell swoop". "But also women traveling alone with their children have been abused".

According to Italian media, most of the survivors brought to Salerno are from Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, The Gambia, Libya and Sudan. Since the start of 2017, 2,839 migrants have died on the central Mediterranean route.

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