Family of late Dlava Mohamed meet Clones community to express gratitude

“We would like to thank our wonderful neighbours for your support and friendship at this difficult time"

The family of the late Dlava Mohamed, who tragically lost her life in an accident last week, have said they have drawn much comfort from the support expressed by the people of Clones.

In a post on Clones Notice Board’s Facebook page, the family expressed their wish to meet with members of the public who have helped them cope during the past week.

The post read “the family of Dlava Mohamed have expressed their gratitude to the Clones community for the support they received from the Clones community and all over Ireland.

“We would like to thank our wonderful neighbours for your support and friendship at this difficult time. In order to do this we will be available at Ionad na nÓg, Clones Youth Centre from 2pm to 6pm on this Saturday the 5th of August and again on Sunday the 6th August from 2pm to 6pm.”

Best friends Kiea McCann (17) and Dlava Mohamed (16) were laid to rest in Clones, Co Monaghan, and Newcastle in Dublin.

The Largy College students lost their lives when the car in which they were travelling left the N54 at around 6:45pm on Monday evening, July 31, and hit a tree.

The driver and another passenger of the vehicle remain in a critical condition in hospitals in Cavan and Belfast; while another young male passenger is recovering.

All four passengers were students of Largy College on their way to Clones to celebrate debs night with their friends.

A family liaison officer has been appointed to each family and gardaí say their focus is on supporting the families and the community.

A garda investigation is ongoing. There have been a number of collisions on that particular stretch of road in the past and that is forming part of the garda investigation.

A senior investigating officer has also been appointed and an incident room has been set up at Monaghan Garda Station.