According to reports, 12 Nigerians and Ghanaian migrants were thrown into the sea following a fight concerning their Christian religion.
According to an Italian police, he said 15 African Muslim migrants have been arrested over the incident. The police also said 15 people arrested were accused of multiple aggravated murders motivated by religious hate.
The incident took place in the Strait of Sicily, between Tunisia and Italy.
According to a group of Nigerian and Ghanaian survivors, a fight broke out over religion, with a group of Muslim passengers threatening the Nigerians and Ghanaians after the latter who were in the minority declared themselves to be Christians.
“The threats then materialized and 12 people, all Nigerian and Ghanaian, are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean,”
The 15 migrants arrested over the attack on their arrival in Palermo were from Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal.