migrants disembarking from Open Arms ship, where the young man was traveling. Credit: PROACTIVA/ANSA
migrants disembarking from Open Arms ship, where the young man was traveling. Credit: PROACTIVA/ANSA

A 22-year-old Eritrean who was among 91 migrants to arrive in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo on Monday has died due to the effects of hunger, sources said on Tuesday. He was on board a ship run by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms.

The man was in critical condition due to malnutrition and severe respiratory problems when he arrived in Italy. He was taken to Modica hospital but his condition deteriorated and he died. 

 

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