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Shamans look at a map during a search effort to locate missing 15-year-old Franco-Irish teenager Nora Quoirin on Mount Berembun, Seremban.-AFP

NILAI: A group of five Islamic traditional medicine practitioners today offered their services in the ongoing search and rescue (SAR) operation for missing teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, 15.

The group’s representative, Mohd Khalid Mohamed, said they had come to the search area from Skudai, Johor, in response to a calling to help trace the teenager when they heard about her disappearance.

“We hope the child will be found safe,” he told reporters here, adding that the group had undertaken some endeavours since this morning, among hill slopes and along the course of the river.

Nora mother Maebh Jaseprine Quoirin who spoke to the media for the first time in a closed door meeting said this was an effort to help the police with their investigation.-AFP

He said the group had previously offered their services in the search and rescue for Mohammad Ashraf Hassan, 29, who went missing while taking part in the 2019 Gopeng Ultra Trail sporting event on March 23.

In its ninth day today, the search operation involves 348 people from various agencies, while 11 media practitioners are reporting on the situation.

The search area includes difficult terrain such as thick jungles in nearby Gunung Berembun, steep slopes and slippery ground.

A shaman gestures during a search effort to locate missing 15-year-old Franco-Irish teenager Nora Quoirin on Mount Berembun, Seremban.-AFP

Born to an Irish mother and a French father, the teenager who lives with her parents in the United Kingdom, went missing from the Dusun resort in Pantai, Seremban on Aug 4.

Together with her parents and two other siblings, they had travelled to Malaysia for a two-week holiday and arrived at the resort on Aug 3.

She was discovered missing from her room at 8am the next day. — Bernama

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