Girl, 17, dies from complications after getting mumps on family holiday

Heartbroken family pay tribute to girl, 17, who fell ill with mumps on family holiday in Spain and died from complications Molly Bower is believed to have got the infection on a family holiday to Majorca She tragically died last week. Her family are now raising money for repatriation 

By Richard Spillett for MailOnline

Published: 11:20 BST, 14 October 2019 | Updated: 11:21 BST, 14 October 2019

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A teenage girl has died after she contracted mumps during a holiday to Spain and later developed complications.

Molly Bower, 17, from County Durham, died last week in Alcudia, Majorca after getting the infection and becoming seriously ill.

Her devastated family are now trying to raise the money needed to bring her home for a funeral.

Molly Bower, 17, tragically died after she contracted mumps while on holiday in Spain

Molly Bower, 17, tragically died after she contracted mumps while on holiday in Spain

Friends and family have told of their shock and grief online following Molly's death, which is believed to have been on Friday.

Friend Emma French wrote: 'This is such heartbreaking news. Molly was a lovely girl with a huge heart and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to know her and see her grow into the young lady she was.

Another friend, Tamzin Burnham added: 'You were a fabulous friend and I will cherish our memories. I'm heartbroken.'

Molly's aunt, Domnique Bower, launched a fundraising campaign to pay for her repatriation last week, and it quickly doubled the amount asked for.

Dominique, who is still is Spain, wrote on the fundraiser: 'To bring our baby girl home it's going to cost us £5,000. I'm asking for a small donation or anything that you can to do help. Please, please, please get my beautiful baby home.'

The family were on holiday in Alcudia, Majorca when Molly tragically contracted the infection

The family were on holiday in Alcudia,

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