This is the authentic photo of Segen (Italian authorities registered his name as Tesfalidet Tesfon, label number 37, but he was known as Segen). The 22-year-old Eritrean who was among 91 migrants to arrive in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo on Monday on board a ship run by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms has died due to the effects of hunger.

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.

The photographer is Kepa Fuentes

(Pozzallo, March 13, Ansa)

“Yesterday we witnessed a tragic landing, we saw an impressive situation of malnutrition not only in the boy who unfortunately died, but also in his fellow travelers. They were all skin and bones, they seemed to have come out of the Nazi concentration camps. Desperate people, malnourished: it was terrible. Fifty-eight of the migrants who arrived had cases of scabies and are already under treatment, but what really left us speechless were their physical condition: skeletons, men, women and children without a thread of fat, just a bunch of bones “.

The mayor of Pozzallo, Roberto Ammatuna

This picture has been widespread through social networks to comment the news of the dead for hunger of the 22-year-old Eritrean arrived in Italy but according to Fabrizio Gatti and his article, refers to a 14-years-old Eritrean kidnapped by Bedouin smugglers in Sudanand has been taken at Cairo in 2013. [Thank you to fact-checker Luis Galrao]

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