'I only heard my wife utter Allahu Akbar', says Bentong crash survivor

Mohd Nazri Hamid. -Bernama

KOTA BARU: "I only heard my wife utter Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest) before the collision,” said Mohd Nazri Hamid, 44, in recalling the accident at KM2 on Jalan Lebu-Mempaga, Bentong, Pahang that claimed the lives of his wife and three children on Friday (Jan 28).

The Toyota Vellfire multipurpose vehicle (MPV) that Mohd Nazri and family were travelling in was hit by a Nissan Navara pickup truck which was believed to have run a red light, resulting in the deaths of his wife Raihan Mohamad, 43, an English teacher at SK Aring, Gua Musang, and their three children - Ahda Dalili Mohd Nazri, aged 14; Ahmad Muaz, seven; and Ahda Imtinan, four.

Mohd Nazri, also a teacher in the same school, said they were heading for Kuala Lumpur from the school housing quarters in Gua Musang at 10am to attend a wedding feast on that same day.

"We encountered a road diversion near Sungai Koyan due to an overturned trailer which delayed us for about 30 minutes. As I continued towards Karak-Kuala Lumpur, my vehicle was hit by a pickup truck, a Nissan Navara, which was believed to have jumped a red light.

"In that split moment, I could only hear my wife say 'Allahu Akbar' before she and my children were flung out. I didn’t have time to do anything and I didn’t even see the other car coming,” he said tearfully, when met by reporters at the Mukim Panchor Muslim Cemetery, Pengkalan Chepa, here, Saturday (Jan 29).

The remains of Raihan and her three children were buried in a common grave at 9.50am, today. - Bernama

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