BLAZE VIC­TIMS

11 buried in Batu Muda, 4 buried in Jalan Am­pang

New Straits Times - - News / Story Of The Day -

KUALA LUMPUR

AMIDST heavy rains and much sor­row, the vic­tims of the early morn­ing blaze at the Darul Qu­ran It­ti­faqiyah tah­fiz school were laid to rest yes­ter­day.

Eleven were laid to rest at the Raud­hatul Sak­i­nah Mus­lim Ceme­tery in Batu Muda, Gom­bak, while an­other four were laid to rest at the Jalan Am­pang Mus­lim Ceme­tery.

The eleven were: Muham­mad Aidil Aq­mal Mohd Zamzuri (10); Ah­mad Harith Adam Mohd Nor Hadi, (12); Muham­mad Niza­m­mudin Nas­run (13); Muham­mad Tau­fik Hi­dayat No­raz­izan (16); Amiel Asyraaf Abd Rasid (11); Muham­mad Zat­tulah Roslan (11); Muham­mad Syafik Haikal Mohd Su­laiman (13); Muham­mad Harris Ikhwan Mohd Su­laiman (10); Muham­mad Danieal Md Amin (14); Muham­mad Hafiz Iskan­dar Mohd Su­laiman (11) and Muham­mad Hazim Ah­mad Nor (13).

An­other four — sib­lings Azkar Abiedi F. Zaska, 11, and Azkar Dariemi F. Zaska, 8; and their cousin Muham­mad Afiq Haqimie Hair­ulizwan, 11 and an­other stu­dent, Nik Muham­mad Ridzuan Nik Azlan, 12 — were buried at the Jalan Am­pang ceme­tery.

At the Raud­hatul Sak­i­nah ceme­tery, the burial took place at night and dur­ing heavy rain.

Next of kin, rel­a­tives, mem­bers of the pub­lic and me­dia ar­rived at the ceme­tery as early as 2pm.

Fam­ily mem­bers were seen weep­ing and of­fer­ing prayers as the re­mains were in­di­vid­u­ally low­ered into their re­spec­tive graves. Six of the de­ceased were buried be­fore Maghrib prayers while the re­main­ing were laid to rest after the prayers.

Three sib­lings, Muham­mad Syafik Haikal Mohd Su­laiman, Muham­mad Harris Ikhwan Mohd Su­laiman and Muham­mad Hafiz Iskan­dar Mohd Su­laiman were buried next to each other.

At the Jalan Am­pang ceme­tery, a solemn mood en­veloped the air as about 70 fam­ily mem­bers and friends gath­ered there for the fu­neral cer­e­mony.

Many of them in­clud­ing chil­dren who were be­lieved to be the vic­tims’ cousins tried to get as close as pos­si­ble to see the vic­tims for the last time as they were low­ered into the grave.

Close fam­ily mem­bers were seen wip­ing their tears un­der the tent cov­er­ing the grave.

The rest of the vic­tims were laid to rest at Mus­lim ceme­ter­ies at sev­eral lo­ca­tions while the two war­dens were buried in Ke­lan­tan and Perak, re­spec­tively.

Je­nazah prayers were per­formed earlier at the Kuala Lumpur Hospi­tal surau. Vic­tims were iden­ti­fed via DNA test­ing.

(Top) Peo­ple lay­ing Muham­mad Aidil Aq­mal Mohd Zamzuri to rest at the Raud­hatul Sak­i­nah Mus­lim Ceme­tery in Ta­man Batu Muda, Gom­bak, yes­ter­day. (Bot­tom) The bod­ies of Azkar Abiedi F. Zaska, Azkar Dariemi F. Zaska and Muham­mad Afiq Haqiemie Hairul Izwan at the Jalan Am­pang Mus­lim Ceme­tery in Am­pang in Kam­pung Datuk Kera­mat yes­ter­day.

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