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Father in emotional tribute to club death girl

MORE than 400 family and friends of the schoolgirl who died in a suspected drug incident at a Glasgow nightclub have gathered to say an emotional goodbye.

FINAL JOURNEY: Friends and family gathered to pay their respects.
FINAL JOURNEY: Friends and family gathered to pay their respects.

Regane MacColl, 17, whose death at the Arches has been linked to "mortal kombat" pills, was laid to rest yesterday morning.

The mourners packed into St Mary's Church in Duntocher, Clydebank for her funeral service. Many waited outside in the grounds unable to get inside and some were taken to another building next to the church.

Friends, family members and classmates from St Peter The Apostle High, Clydebank, where Regane was a sixth-year student, wore vibrant red clothes in tribute to the teenager.

Her father Alastair paid an emotional tribute to his daughter during the service.

The order of service, which carried a photograph of Regane, also contained the poignant words: "We can no longer see you with our eyes, touch you with our hands but we will feel you in our hearts forever."

Regane collapsed during a night out in the city centre on Saturday, February 1. She died the next morning at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, surrounded by her family.

After the hour-long service crowds poured onto the streets as the white coffin was carried by male family members to a waiting hearse, which was adorned with red and white wreaths.

The sun cut through what had been blizzard conditions moments before as Regane's coffin was slowly carried from the church.

Poignant arrangements in white and red flowers spelling out "Regane", "Sister" and "Niece" were laid out inside the hearse.

A large white rectangular frame filled with a montage of pictures of the teenager, which had been displayed at the front of the church, was also carried out.

Overcome with emotion, friends and relatives embraced as Regane's coffin was slowly lifted into the hearse and topped with white flowers.

The funeral cortege then travelled to North Dalnottar Cemetery, in Clydebank, where Regane was laid to rest.

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