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Michaela Harte McAreavey funeral: Mauritus stunned by death

For a week, just as at home in Northern Ireland, it was front page news in Mauritus.

The murder of the 27-year-old horrified the Indian Ocean island for almost a week, with locals worried the awful killing could damage the tourism trade.

Taxi drivers, hotel workers and ordinary people in the street spoke of their shock, and of how this was the first time a holidaymaker had been killed on the island.

At the Legends Hotel, where three hotel employees were allegedly involved in her death, guests strolled between the hotel and the poolside, passing by room 1025.

The room was sealed off after the honeymooner's lifeless body was found in the bath last Monday afternoon.

A short mass was held at the hotel on Thursday last at the request of the staff.

You can leave of messages of condolence to the Harte and McAreavey families here

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