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Niger mourns for Sahara migrants

Three days of national mourning have been declared in Niger, after the bodies of more than 90 migrants were found in the Sahara earlier this week.

The group, mainly women and children, died of thirst when the convoy they were travelling in broke down in the desert.

But against the odds, some migrants survived, including a 14-year-old girl who had to bury her own mother and sisters.

Thomas Fessy reports.

  • 01 Nov 2013
  • From the section Africa
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