Body of Irish student killed in Japan due back in Dublin

The body of an Irish student, who was found dead in Japan, is due to arrive back in Dublin later today.

21-year-old Nicola Furlong from Curracloe, Co Wexford, was killed after a night out with a friend in Tokyo last Wednesday week.

It is understood the DCU business and Japanese language student was nearing the end of a one-year study programme in Japan.

Two American men have been arrested in connection with her death.

They are being held on suspicion of drugging and strangling the student in a Tokyo hotel.

Nicola Furlong's funeral is expected to take place in Curracloe, Co Wexford.


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