Nigerian Baby Survives Shipwreck, Starts New Life in Italy

A nine-month-old Nigerian girl who survived a shipwreck is going to an Italian foster family, after her story triggered many adoption offers.

The baby’s mother, who was pregnant with a second child, died of petrol burns when an overcrowded migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean.

Dr Pietro Bartolo gave the baby first aid on the island of Lampedusa. A photo of him with the baby, called favour, has gone viral in Italy.

She had come ashore in the arms of a young Nigerian woman, who was one of many survivors with serious burns, apparently caused by a petrol leak from the boat’s engine.

The migrants, mainly from Nigeria and Mali, had sailed from Libya, when their boat tipped over

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