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26 teen girls found dead in Mediterranean Sea

(INDEPENDENT) — The bodies of 26 teenage women and girls have been found in the Mediterranean, Italian police said.

Aged between 14 and 18-years old, they are thought to have been migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya.

Investigators will try to discover whether they were tortured or sexually abused, Lorena Ciccotti, the police chief in the city of Salerno, told CNN.