Heartbreaking last photos of teens minutes before fatal crash on way to prom

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Flowers outside Largy College in Clones after two of it
Flowers outside Largy College in Clones after two of it's teenage pupils were killed (Image: PA)

These are the last photographs of two teenage girls - both proudly wearing their prom dresses - before they died in a crash on the way to the event. Kiea McCann, 17, and Dlava Mohammed, 16, suffered devastating injuries after the car in which they were travelling crashed into a tree in County Monaghan, Ireland, on Monday.

Their families have paid emotional tributes to the girls, who were students at Largy College and on their way to the party at a hotel. Kiea's sister wrote of her heartbreak online and the country's government called the tragedies "every parent's worst nightmare".

She said: "I really don’t know what to say. I'm just so heartbroken over you, my little baby sister. I have no words to describe the emotions going through me right now. I really don’t know what to do without you. "I am just so lost and don’t understand how something like this could just happen to you and I just hope you know that we all love you so much."

Heartbreaking last photos of teens minutes before fatal crash on way to prom eideziqkeiqhhinvDlava Mohammed, one of two teenage girls killed in last night's crash
Heartbreaking last photos of teens minutes before fatal crash on way to promKiea McCann was named as one of the teens who died in a tragic car crash

Three other people were rushed to hospital following the accident, two of whom remain in critical condition. One of these is another teenage girl, also heading to the prom at the hotel. The driver, who is in their 60s, also fights for their life.

Speaking to reporters outside Largy College in Monaghan on Tuesday, Minister for Social Protection and local TD, Heather Humphreys, told how one of the parents of the children found out the devastating news while on a football field.

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“It is every parent's worst nightmare because nobody expects to get that phone call. One of the parents was on the football field last night and she got the call to go and it’s just the shock and to think this could happen to any child,” she said.

"This is a very, very sad day for Clones and there’s a cloud over the town now and people just feel so upset and numb by the tragedy that occurred last night. There’s two more children in hospital and then the driver of the car is also in a critical condition.

"So it’s an awful tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost their loved ones but also with the families and the children who attend this school."

Paul Healy

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