Nóra Quoirin will be laid to rest following funeral mass in Belfast
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Nóra Quoirin will be laid to rest following funeral mass in Belfast

THE FAMILY of Nóra Quoirin will say goodbye to the beloved 15-year-old in Belfast today, with the teenager’s body set to be laid to rest following a funeral mass.

Nóra died after disappearing from her hotel room in Malaysia on Saturday, August 3.

She had been on holiday with her parents and two siblings.

Following an extensive search of the surrounding area, her body was found, 10 days on from her disappearance and 1.6 miles from the family’s Dusan jungle resort.

An autopsy determined she died from internal bleeding most likely the result of starvation and stress.

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Nora’s funeral mass is set to take place in St Brigid's Church in South Belfast, the same church where she was baptised.

Nóra was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly and spent much of her life living with her family in London.

The daughter of French-Irish parents, the vulnerable teen’s mother Meabh was born in Belfast.

The family have appealed for privacy as they prepare to lay Nóra to rest.

A statement previously issued by the family in the wake of Nóra's passing paid tribute to the kind and vulnerable 15-year-old.

“Nora is at the heart of our family. She is the truest, most precious girl and we love her infinitely,” it said.

“The cruelty of her being taken away is unbearable. Our hearts are broken.

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“We will always love our Nora.”