2 men had been apprehended in connection to the deaths of the girls, mostly aged between 14 and 18.A journalist with AP Trisha Thomas shared a photo of the girls in their caskets at the Italian cemetery in Salerno.
— Trisha Thomas (@TrishaThomasAP) November 17, 2017
Another journalist with Channel 4 News Paraic O’Brien also shared on his Twitter a clip of women laying flowers on the caskets.
Good morning. I’m in Salerno (south of Naples) to cover the funerals of the 26 Nigerian women (mainly teenagers) who drowned crossing Med on the 3rd Nov. pic.twitter.com/SEXvyjRJ3f
— Paraic O’Brien (@paraicobrien) November 17, 2017
The Nigerian Government is still yet to release a statement concerning their deaths, amid criticism.