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Tue Nov 7, 2017, 07:06 AM

26 teenage girls found dead at Mediterranean sea

Source: CNN

(CNN)Italian authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of death of 26 teenage girls whose bodies were recovered in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday. The girls, aged 14-18, are believed to have been migrants from Niger and Nigeria who had embarked on the treacherous route to Europe from Libya over the weekend.

Lorena Ciccotti, Salerno's head of police, told CNN that autopsies would be carried out on Tuesday and that coroners would be investigating whether the girls had been tortured or sexually abused. Their bodies were found close to a flimsy rubber dinghy that had all but sunk when rescuers arrived, Ciccotti said. Aid workers had described a grim scene: survivors hanging onto the remains of the vessel as the girls' bodies floated nearby.

Their rescue was one of four separate rescue operations carried out in the Mediterranean over the weekend. In total, 400 people were brought aboard the Spanish vessel Cantabria before disembarking at the Italian port town of Salerno. Among them were 90 women and 52 minors, including a week-old-baby, authorities said.


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ansible Nov 2017 OP
trusty elf Nov 2017 #1
wendyb-NC Nov 2017 #2
JI7 Nov 2017 #3
WinkyDink Nov 2017 #8
psychopomp Nov 2017 #4
dembotoz Nov 2017 #5
WinkyDink Nov 2017 #9
dembotoz Nov 2017 #10
WinkyDink Nov 2017 #11
dembotoz Nov 2017 #12
lagomorph777 Nov 2017 #6
Skittles Nov 2017 #7

Response to ansible (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 07:22 AM

1. horrible

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Tue Nov 7, 2017, 07:36 AM

2. Heart wrenching, sad.

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Tue Nov 7, 2017, 07:46 AM

3. Trafficking ?

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 11:14 AM

4. 26 dead teen girls found in the Med?!? This murder mystery will be in the headlines for weeks.

Oh, wait, they were dead Nigerian girls, nevermind.

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Response to psychopomp (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 11:50 AM

5. Approx same number as the church in Texas. Which will be covered more or at all

Guess we both know...

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Wed Nov 8, 2017, 09:02 AM

10. Accidental to be determined. Guess drowning is ok? Cause it seems to happen all the time there

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Wed Nov 8, 2017, 10:34 AM

12. wouldn't it be nice if they at least fucking tried folks in the us are just damn stupid when

it comes to the rest of the world

medias fault
peoples fault

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 12:34 PM

6. Horrible.

As usual, the US response is to send in troops after the situation has progressed to anarchy, rather than help that region solve the root causes (climate change, over-population, etc).

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Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:35 PM

7. ...

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