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Nadia Yusuf: Teenager killed in Mancunian Way crash was ‘the perfect daughter’

Nadia Yusuf, 17, was a passenger in a Mercedes which struck a railway bridge in Manchester.

<p>Nadia Yusuf sadly died following a crash in Mancunian Way Credit: GMP</p>

Nadia Yusuf sadly died following a crash in Mancunian Way Credit: GMP

The mother of a young girl killed in a car accident in Manchester has paid tribute to her ‘perfect’ daughter.

Nadia Yusuf, 17, was a front-seat passenger in a Mercedes which struck a railway bridge in Mancunian Way, about 11.45pm on Monday (10 January).

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The 18-year-old male rear-seat passenger was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in a critical condition today, while the 23-year-old man driving had less serious injuries and also attended hospital, police said.

Nadia Yusuf sadly died following a crash in Mancunian Way Credit: GMP

Nadia’s mum said: “Nadia (may rabb rest her soul in Jannah) died tragically in a road accident and all those who loved her are still in shock and disbelief.

“She was my first born and best friend. Nadia was not only physically beautiful but she had an equally beautiful heart as attested by all the people paying their respects to the family. Nothing was ever too much for her and taking charge of her siblings was only one of the chores she happily performed.

“Nadia was a happy teen who was beloved to everyone who crossed her path and she was enjoying her life and looking forward to a bright future. I won’t and can’t tire of saying she was cheerful, caring and thoughtful to all that knew her and beyond. She truly touched the hearts of everyone she met.

“Not only was she a perfect daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend but she was a great role model for her siblings.

“She will be greatly missed and as our Islamic traditions state, inalilahu was ina ilehi rajioon: ‘Verily we belong to God, and verily to him we return.’

“As a family, we would like to thank everyone who has taken time to pay their respects as well as all the emergency crew who facilitated the help. Thank you and jzk kheyran for all the kind gestures and messages. This reminds us that death has been decreed by Allah, and we will all return to our creator.”

A GMP spokesman said there have been no arrests and enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information or dash-cam footage should call police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 3221 of 10/01/202 or use the Live Chat section on the GMP website here.