Nigerians mourn as 26 girls found dead in sea are buried | PHOTOS

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The 26 Nigerian female migrants who died while crossing the Mediterranean sea to Italy have been buried.

It was earlier reported that the girls between the ages of 14-18 may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross the sea.

But the autopsy carried out on the bodies in Salerno Italy, revealed that 25 of the girls died of asphyxiation in the water while the remaining one suffered a wound to her liver.

The Funeral took place in Salerno, Southern Italy where a day of mourning was declared.

According to a Twitter user @paraicobrien who attended the event, a white rose was placed on each coffin, while smaller roses were placed for the two unborn children.

See photos below…





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