Sahara migrant survior, 14, says she buried family
01 November 2013, 15:33
Cape Town – A 14-year old girl who managed to survive when
92 people, thought to be migrants, died of thirst in the Sahara desert in Niger
has described how she buried her family.
According to a BBC report the teenage girl narrated the
bitter experience of having to bury her mother and two sisters when they died of thirst and hunger after three days of misery in the desert.
A Reuters report said rescuers found the 92 bodies strewn across the desert after their vehicles broke down and they died
of thirst. Most of them were women and children believed to be from Niger.
Many of the victims were in an advanced state of
decomposition and had been partly devoured by animals, probably jackals, one of
the rescuers said.