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BURIED: The 26 Nigerian female migrants who died in Italy

The funeral of the 26 Nigerian female migrants who died at the Mediterranean sea held on Friday in Naples, Italy.

Italian prosecutors say they are investigating the deaths of women – most of them teenagers – whose bodies were recovered at sea on November 6.

Investigators suspect that the women, aged 14 to 18 years, were sexually abused and subsequently murdered while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Paraic O’Brien, a reporter with Channel4 television, London, tweeted pictures of the funeral on Friday.

According to him, two of the 26 women were pregnant at the time they were allegedly killed.

Investigation into the death of the women has already led to the detention of five migrants who are being questioned in the southern port of Salerno.