Girl (17) dies after becoming unwell at nightclub

Tory Johnston
Tory Johnston

Gardai have launched an investigation into the death of a teenage girl who died after taking ill at a nightclub.

The teenage girl passed away after becoming unwell in the early hours of this morning in Letterkenny, Donegal. 

She has been named locally as Tory Johnston.

She was taken to hospital after falling ill at a nightclub in the town. 

The 17-year-old was able to walk to a waiting ambulance before she was brought to Letterkenny General Hospital. 

However, at approximately 6.30am she suffered a suspected heart attack and was pronounced dead a short time later. 

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place later today to determine the cause of death. 

Gardai said they are investigating the death. 

They are expected to interview people who were out with the teenager in the town last night. 

Her family and friends are believed to be distraught at her sudden death. 

The girl comes from a well-known and highly respected family in the Co Donegal town, it was reported.