A heartbroken mum has paid tribute to her "perfect" young daughter who tragically died in a car crash.
Nadia Yusuf, 17, was sitting in the front passenger seat of a white Mercedes when the vehicle crashed into a railway bridge in Manchester city centre on Monday night.
The teenager was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead by doctors on arrival.
An 18-year-old male, who was sitting in the back of the car, is in a critical condition in hospital, while the male driver, 23, remains in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Manchester Evening News reports.
Nadia’s mother has now paid tribute to her "cheerful, caring and thoughtful" daughter.
“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 said.
Nadia was sitting in the front passenger seat of a white Mercedes when the vehicle crashed into a railway bridge
"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 can't, and won'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 also a great role model for her siblings.
The crash left one dead and two people injured
"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 crews who helped her. 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.”
Emergency services were called to Mancunian Way at 11.45pm on Monday to reports a white Mercedes car had struck a railway bridge.
The road was closed while emergency services responded to the incident, and floral tributes have since been left at the scene.
Nadia is believed to have been a pupil at Manchester Academy, in Moss Side. Principal James Eldon said the school community is devastated at the loss.
Floral tributes have been left at the scene of the crash
He tweeted on Wednesday: “Everyone at Manchester Academy is devastated to learn that one of our ex-students has tragically died in a car accident and that another ex-student is critically ill following the crash.
“We all send the families our love and prayers at this horrendous time.”
No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing, Greater Manchester Police said.
Anyone with information about the incident, or dash-cam footage, should call police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 3221 of 10/01/2022. Information can also be reported online or by using the Live Chat function at www.gmp.police.u . Alternatively, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.