In the steaming heat of the jungle, a group of rescue workers are silently praying. 

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Heads bowed, hands clasped, they hope that today will be the day they find Nora. It’s now the fifth day of the search, but these men are still hopeful of finding her alive.



Members of the Senoi Praq, a special police team comprising indigenous trackers, shouted the missing girl's name in dense jungle

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Members of the Senoi Praq, a special police team comprising indigenous trackers, shout the missing girl’s name in dense jungle.

They’re still searching the 12 acres around the Dusun Resort where the Quoirin family are staying, but they’re steadily expanding into the dense jungle around the hotel.

The search is expanding into the dense jungle around the hotel
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The search is expanding into the dense jungle around the hotel

Around 250 people are now looking for her.

A policeman tells me he’s only had two hours sleep a night since she was reported missing.

Rescue workers are 'still hopeful of finding Nóra alive'
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Rescue workers are ‘still hopeful of finding Nora alive’

The Dusun resort is set in the heart of the forest, shielded from view by rubber and fruit trees in the foothills of the Titiwangsa mountains.

It’s popular with international tourists and affluent Malaysians.

Sniffer dogs are being used in the search
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Sniffer dogs are being used in the search

A group of houses cluster around a swimming pool on the edge of a hill. All around it are steep drops and narrow tracks leading into hilly terrain.

The resort is enclosed by wire fence, but police say there are gaps.

The resort is around an hour from the capital Kuala Lumpur, but surrounded by dense jungle
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The resort is around an hour from the capital Kuala Lumpur, but surrounded by dense jungle

Everybody who could possibly help has been brought in, from local villagers to dog teams from Kuala Lumpur.

But police have so far not found any sign of Nora in this inhospitable terrain.

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