The sister of 16-year-old Dlava Mohammed says she was a “lovely” and “quiet” person who took care of everybody around her.
Dlava died alongside her friend Kiea McCann in Monday’s horrific car crash en-route to a Debs celebration in the town of Clones in Monaghan.
Three other people were in the car when it crashed - two of whom are still in hospital.
The 60-year-old driver of the car remains in a critical condition at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital and Dlava's 18-year-old sister is in a critical but stable condition at Beaumont Hospital.
Dlava’s funeral has taken place at Clonskeagh Mosque in Dublin, with Kiea to be remembered at a funeral mass in Clones this afternoon.
Speaking to Newstalk at the funeral, Dlava’s sister Lilav Mohammed said her sister had been "so happy with herself" before leaving their home on Monday night.
"She left the house, and in less than 10 minutes we got the call," she said. “It was so hard. I don’t know how to describe it.
“I can’t describe it actually no. It is just like my heart is ripping apart you know. I was just thinking about my mum like would something happen to her – because she was the youngest in the family."
Lilav said her sister was "so loved" by all her friends.
“Dlava, she is so quiet. She was so lovely and so quiet and she took care of everyone – she used to take care of everybody," she said.
"When she knows that you are hurt and you need her, she would come and hug you without even asking.
"She would do anything for you."
Dlava and her family and friends set out for the Clonskeagh Mosque & Culture Centre in Dublin from Monaghan early this morning.
Hundreds of people gathered at Clonskeagh mosque today for the funeral service of Dlava Mohammed.
Shortly after 10am, the cortege drove into the entrance of the mosque followed by Dlava’s family and the bus carrying locals wishing to pay their respects.
Hundreds of people were gathered at the mosque for the service.
Dlava was entering Transition year at Largy College in Clones and had moved to Ireland a number of years ago.
Her school in a statement last night said she had just completed her junior cert at the school and was a kind teenager, who was popular among her friends.
After the funeral service, her coffin was taken by hearse to Newcastle Muslim Cemetery for burial.
Mourners are also gathered at the Sacred Heart Chapel in Clones for Kiea’s funeral.
Her classmates from Largy College have formed a guard of honour at the chapel.
Last night, the school issued a statement describing Kiea as a warm-hearted and courteous student, who was never afraid to give up her time to help her peers.
It said Dlava was a determined student, who always had a warm smile and gentle hello when she met you on the school corridor.
Additional reporting from Aoife Kearns, in Clones, County Monaghan.