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07:15  08 august  2019
07:15  08 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Malaysian police questioned at least 20 people in the search for an Irish teenager who disappeared from a holiday resort this week, as more than 200 searchers, dogs and two Quoirin’s family believe she was abducted and questioned Malaysian authorities’ refusal to redesignate her case, media said.

Seremban — Malaysian police questioned at least 20 people in the search for an Irish teenager who disappeared from a holiday resort this week, as more than 200 searchers, dogs and two drones scoured the surrounding thickly-forested area, police said on Wednesday.

Malaysian police question 20 in search for Irish teen © Reuters/LIM HUEY TENG Members of Malaysian rescue team take part in a search and rescue operation for 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing from a resort in Seremban.

Seremban, MALAYSIA (Reuters) - Malaysian police questioned at least 20 people in the search for an Irish teenager who disappeared from a holiday resort this week, as more than 200 searchers, dogs and two drones scoured the surrounding thickly-forested area, police said on Wednesday.

Malaysian police question 20 in search for Irish teen © Reuters This undated photo taken from the Facebook page of The Lucie Blackman Trust shows Nora Quoirin. Police in Malaysia say they do not yet have any signs of foul play in the disappearance of the 15-year-old London schoolgirl. The family of Quoirin says her father discovered her missing from her bedroom Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at a resort hotel in a nature reserve, south of Kuala Lumpur.(The Lucie Blackman Trust/Family via AP) Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, was reported missing on Sunday, a day after her family had arrived at the Dusun resort in Seremban, a town about 70 km (44 miles) south of Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur.

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Malaysian police questioned at least 20 people in the search for an Irish teenager who disappeared from a holiday resort this week, as more than 200 searchers, dogs and two drones scoured the surrounding thickly-forested area, police said on Wednesday.

Malaysian police questioned at least 20 people in the search for an Irish teenager who disappeared from a holiday resort this week, as more than 200 searchers, dogs and two Quoirin’s family believe she was abducted and questioned Malaysian authorities’ refusal to redesignate her case, media said.

Malaysian police question 20 in search for Irish teen © Reuters A photo of 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing from a resort, is displayed on a wall at a school in Seremban, Malaysia, August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Police interviewed Quoirin's family and resort staff, and swept the hotel room where she was last seen for fingerprints, police official Che Zakaria Othman told a news conference.

Malaysian police question 20 in search for Irish teen © Reuters A police officer stands guard outside the entrance of a resort where 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin went missing in Seremban, Malaysia, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng "Our forensics team has gone through the entire building, and the investigation process is still ongoing," added Che Zakaria, the deputy police chief of the state of Negri Sembilan, where Seremban is located.

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Seremban, MALAYSIA (Reuters) - Malaysian police questioned at least 20 people in the search for an Irish teenager who disappeared from a holiday resort this week, as more than 200 searchers, dogs and two drones scoured the surrounding thickly-forested area, police said on Wednesday.

SEREMBAN, MALAYSIA — Malaysian police questioned at least 20 people in the search for an Irish teenager who disappeared from a holiday resort this week, as more than 200 searchers, dogs and two drones scoured the surrounding thickly-forested area, police said on Wednesday.

Authorities deployed two drones for an aerial search over an area of 6 square km (2.3 square miles) around the resort, perched on the edge of a sprawling forest reserve.

Malaysian police question 20 in search for Irish teen © Reuters A photo of 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing from a resort, is displayed on a wall at a school in Seremban, Malaysia, August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng More than 200 people are sweeping the area, assisted by canine units, police said, with a checkpoint also set up on the road to the resort.

Che Zakaria said police are still treating the disappearance as a missing persons case, but did not rule out the possibility that she may have been kidnapped.

Malaysian police question 20 in search for Irish teen © Reuters A police officer uses a sniffer dog as police search for 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing from a resort in Seremban, Malaysia, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng Quoirin's family believe she was abducted and questioned Malaysian authorities' refusal to redesignate her case, media said. Reuters has been unable to contact the family.

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SEREMBAN: Malaysian police questioned at least 20 people in the search for an Irish teenager who disappeared from a holiday resort this week, as more than 200 searchers, dogs and two drones scoured the surrounding thickly-forested area, police said on Wednesday.

SEREMBAN: Malaysian police questioned at least 20 people in the search for an Irish teenager who disappeared from a holiday resort this week, as more than 200 searchers, dogs and two drones scoured the surrounding thickly-forested area, police said on Wednesday. Nora Anne Quoirin, 15

Malaysian police question 20 in search for Irish teen Meabh Quoirin with her daughter Nora Anne, who has gone missing while on holiday in Malaysia (Family handout/PA)

Che Zakaria said officials still believed she was somewhere in the area around the resort, in the absence of evidence to the contrary.

Malaysian police question 20 in search for Irish teen © Reuters A police officer shows a rescue operation map for 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing from a resort, during a news conference in Seremban, Malaysia, August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng Quoirin, who has a learning disability, could not have gone far, he added.

"We still have hope of finding her," he said.

(Reporting by Rozanna Latiff)

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