Published on 17 Nov 2017 Sections

Funeral held for drowned Nigerian migrants

Correspondent

A funeral has been held in Salerno, Italy, for 26 young Nigerian women who died at sea, but only two of the women have so far been identified. They died when the boats they were travelling in sank off the coast of Libya. Salerno’s prosecutor’s office said that around 100 migrants died when the boats sank, but other bodies were lost at sea. Two men have been arrested and charged with human trafficking.