Family of five killed in car crash


Tragic loss: Hospital attendants wheeling out one of the bodies of the five victims who died in a road accident in Kuantan. — Bernama

KUANTAN: It never crossed her mind that she would have to endure the pain of losing a loved one in a tragic incident.

“There will be no more birthday wishes from him,” said Siti Jainah Basiron, 45, whose brother, Muhammad Rosli Ibrahim, 33, fondly known as Lok, and his family – his wife and three children – were killed in a road crash Tuesday.

Siti Jainah, who turned 45 yesterday, said Muhammad Rosli used to send her greetings on her birthday.

She said the last time she was in contact with her brother was on the morning of the tragedy.

“I sent Lok a message on WhatsApp and he replied at 9.27am, informing that he was going to Pahang to attend to some matters at the Pekan land office before going to Chini which is his wife’s village.

“We always kept in touch, either by phone call or video call and the last time we met was when we gathered for Aidilfitri recently in Kuala Kangsar, Perak,” she said when met at the Forensic Unit of the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital here yesterday.

The crash, which occurred at about 3pm on Tuesday, took the lives of Muhammad Rosli, his wife Nor Afiqah Abdullah Sani, 35, and their children Nur Safwa Irdina, seven, Nur Sofea Raida, six, and Rizqy Ramadhan, aged one year and two months.

Initial investigations found that the accident was believed to have occurred when Muhammad Rosli, who was driving a Toyota from Muadzam Shah towards Kuantan, veered into the opposite lane and collided with a trailer.

Siti Jainah said she was informed of the tragic news by their second sister who lived in Perak.

She said Muhammad Rosli, a bus driver, was the 10th of 13 siblings.

“Whenever he had to drive to Johor, he would often stop by at my house,” she added. — Bernama

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