(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 27 - A 24-year-old Kurdish girl from northern Iraq is the first victim of the massacre of migrants in Manica to be identified: her name is Maryam NuriMohamed Amin. The girl, while the dinghy on which she was trying to reach the UK with 26 other people started to sink, was on snapchat with her boyfriend who lives in Great Britain. It was the boy who told this terrible story to the BBC.
The young man said he tried to reassure Maryam that help would come to rescue them. But unfortunately it did not happen and Maryam along with 17 men and six other women - one of them pregnant - and three children drowned off the northern coast of France. Only two people survived, one Iraqi and one Somali.
Maryam, nicknamed Baran, was on the boat with a relative, her fiancé said she did not know about this attempt to cross the Channel.
The girl's arrival in the UK was supposed to be a surprise.
Maryam's uncle told the BBC that the girl's family is waiting for her body to be returned to Kurdistan.