Italian prosecutors have commenced investigations into the deaths of 26 Nigerian women whose bodies were recovered at sea in Spanish Warship, Cantabria.
 
The victims, who are mostly teenagers, aged between 14 and 18 are believed to have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean.
 
The Spanish warship was carrying 375 migrants and the dead women; 23 of whom had been on a rubber boat with 64r other people.