Family pays tribute to 'beautiful daughter', 17, who died in Manchester crash

The 17-year-old, of Manchester, was in the front of a white Mercedes when it crashed on Mancunian Way around midnight on Monday, police said

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Nadia Yusuf, who was killed when a car struck a railway bridge, has been described as a "cheerful and caring" teenager "with a beautiful heart" by her family.

The 17-year-old, of Manchester, was in the front-seat in a white Mercedes when it crashed on Mancunian Way at about 23:45 GMT on Monday, police said.

In a tribute to Ms Yusuf, her mother said she was her "best friend".

The 18-year-old male rear seat passenger was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Greater Manchester Police also said the male driver, 23, was taken to hospital after suffering severe injuries.

Ms Yusuf's family said they were in "shock and disbelief".

"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," her mother said.

"Nothing was ever too much for her and taking charge of her siblings was only one of the chores she happily performed.

"She truly touched the hearts of everyone she met."

Police inquiries are ongoing and there have been no arrests.