October 19, 2013

Effort to bring home the remains of Eritrean nationals from the Lampedusa tragic incident continues

Effort to bring home the remains of Eritrean nationals from the Lampedusa tragic incident continues

Effort to bring home the remains of Eritrean nationals from the Lampedusa tragic incident continuesAsmara, 19 October 2013- Mr. Zemede Tekle, the Eritrean Ambassador to Italy, pointed out that the effort of the Government of Eritrea to bring home the remains of Eritrean nationals who lost their lives in the Lampedusa human trafficking crime continues.

In an information the Ambassaror gave through telephone, he indicated that the call made on 9 October by the Government of Eritrea on the Italian government to speed up the corpse identification and bring them to the nation has received acceptance on 16 October , and that the effort continues.

Ambassador Zemede noted that except few that have been carrying documents and information received from relatives, the corpse identification has been challenging and entails scientific approach through DNA test, and that the process would get finalized soon.

He further explained that the Italian government has indicated that it would investigate the cause of the accident through its legal procedure, and that the tragedy is not only for the families of the victims but also for the entire Eritrean people.

In the information it disseminated, the Eritrean Embassy disclosed that the delay in corpse identification and sending home the remains of the victims of human trafficking crimes has caused deep worry on the part of family members.

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