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Jane Khalaf death: German authorities 'cold' with parents

Jane Khalaf Image copyright Ian Ingram
Image caption Jane Khalaf died on 20 November, eight days after being put on life-support at a Cologne hospital.

The parents of a Huddersfield teenager who died in Germany have criticised the authorities for failing to investigate her death.

Jane Khalaf, 19, died on 20 November, eight days after being put on life-support at a Cologne hospital.

The Northumbria University student collapsed at a carnival after telling friends her drink had been spiked.

Her father Khalil Khalaf said the authorities in Germany had been "cold" with them following the death.

Mr and Mrs Khalaf believe their daughter had her drink spiked and want the police to investigate.

Police in Cologne are yet to respond to a BBC request for a comment.

'Miracle hope'

Speaking in the House of Commons, Barry Sheerman, the Labour MP for Huddersfield, has also criticised German police.

Ms Khalaf's parents only found out through Facebook that their daughter was on life support at St Marien Hospital.

It is thought she collapsed at the hospital during the annual carnival festivities in the west German city.

"She was brain dead," said Mrs Khalaf. "We still had hope, we thought maybe a miracle happens.

"But they had to turn the machines off a few days later."

Ms Khalaf was on an exchange trip from Northumbria University.

The university said its representatives had met with the family to offer support.

Image caption Khalil and Rojin Khalaf believe their daughter had her drink spiked

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