[Watch] Flowers sent in at hospital morgue in solidarity with deceased migrants

Flowers sent to hospital morgue in solidarity with the 24 migrants who died off the Libyan coast on Saturday night

‘You fled your country to find freedom. God will now embrace you and give you the ultimate freedom’
‘You fled your country to find freedom. God will now embrace you and give you the ultimate freedom’

The Maltese have heeded a request by Mater Dei CEO Ivan Falzon, who suggested that flowers should be sent to the hospital morgue in solidarity with the 24 migrants who perished out at sea and were brought to Malta.

The sympathy flowers were sent in by Maltese citizens and the Justice Ministry, among others.

“Normally you read messages urging you to donate money to a charity instead of sending flowers . Friends, today I’m asking you to go ahead and order a bouquet, a little thought for these people, they don’t have anyone to do it for them in little Malta,” Falzon was quoted as saying by The Times.

“Most probably their family, relatives friends don’t even know that ceased to exist. If you decide to do it, forward to The Unidentified, The Mortuary, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida. We couldn’t offer them the chance for a better life, let’s at least guarantee a decent caring burial. They are human, they deserve this.”

An autopsy to determine the cause of death and to retrieve DNA samples will be carried out on the bodies. The bodies will be released for burial following an inquiry led by Magistrate Giovanni Grixti.

An interfaith ceremony will then take place.

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