KUALA LUMPUR: Sisters, Emmi Farizah, 37, and Nor Azlin Abdul Aziz, 36, hugged and comforted each other when they heard their children had died in the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz fire, on Sept 14.
It has been two months since the tragedy but both have not come to terms with their loss.
Emmi lost two sons, Azkar Dariemi F. Zaskar, eight, and Azkar Abiedi, 11, while Nor Azlin lost son Muhammad Afiq Haqimie Hairulizwan, 11.
“We just cannot understand why they left us at a very young age but we accept it as fate. We miss my nephew and my children so much,” said Emmi, 37.
Nor Azlin said she never got to see her son before he was buried in a common grave with his cousins.
“I really wanted to see his remains but it was difficult to tell who was who. I miss him a lot,” she said.
Both received RM5,000 from Minister at the Prime Minister Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim, who visited their home in Kampung Datuk Keramat.
Shahidan later gave between RM2,000 and RM5,000 to 26 other families, whose loved ones had died or were injured in the fire.
The fire at the religious school had claimed the lives of 21 students and two wardens.
During his short speech, Shahidan urged the grieving families to be patient and said he hoped the contribution from the Government would help them.