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Ms Furlong's body was found in a hotel room in Tokyo yesterday morning Keith Levit/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images
Nicola Furlong

DCU student found dead in Tokyo hotel room after concert

Twenty-one-year-old Nicola Furlong was living in Japan as part of her studies. Her body was found yesterday morning.

THE BODY OF a 21-year-old DCU student has been found in a hotel room in Tokyo.

Nicola Furlong, a third year international business student  from Curracloe in Wexford had travelled to Japan last October as part of an exchange programme.

She had attended a Nicki Minaj concert in the city on Wednesday night and was found dead in a hotel room on Thursday morning. The circumstances surrounding her death remain unclear and a post mortem will be carried out on her body. It’s expected that her remains will be returned to Ireland next week.

A DCU spokesperson has told that a representative from the university has travelled to Tokyo to provide assistance. It’s understood that Ms Furlong had originally travelled to the city from Ireland with another DCU student.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to that consular assistance is being provided to Ms Furlong’s family.

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