Malaysian authorities expand search for missing London teen girl in jungle

Less than 48 hours ago, 15-year-old Nora Quoirin disappeared from her room at a picturesque Seremban-area rainforest resort in the early hours of Sunday morning without a trace. Her room window was left open, but there was no sign of the girl, who family have explained has special needs.

Today, police announced that another 40 General Operations Force officers will be added to the search party, along with the 119 personnel already looking for the girl.

“Apart from police, Fire and Rescue Services Department, Civil Defence, Rela and Forestry Department personnel, we have also roped in members of the Orang Asli community to help out in the search.

“We have covered areas near the resort and would expand to nearby areas as we get more personnel, ” said state deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman at a press conference today.

He added that the family, a French father, and mother born in Belfast, checked into the resort with their three children at 7am on August 3. The children, including missing Nora, are all traveling on Irish passports.

On Sunday morning at 11am, the family sounded the alarm, and filed a missing person’s report at a nearby police station. Officers began their search, and carried through the night, but the teen is still missing.

Those searching are being led through the thick jungle by Forestry Department officials and Orang Asli (native people) who are familiar with the terrain.

While the resort has CCTV, it is only at the check-in area. No belongings, including passports, have been reported missing.

Family members, and police, are asking any members of the public with information to call authorities immediately.

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