Appeal after triple tragedy
Grieving friends have set up a charity appeal after a triple tragedy on the A2 near Canterbury.
Almost £7,000 has been raised in memory of Mohammed Rahat Muqtadir and Shahjahan Miah, who died with another man when the black Mercedes they were travelling in crashed into a lorry near Dunkirk as they returned to London from the coast in the early hours of January 11. A fourth man was also badly injured.
The “inseparable” group all came from the Finsbury Park area of Islington, where the closeknit community is said to be in shock.
An inquest has been opened into the death of businessman Mr Muqtadir, 31, who was engaged to be married, and Mr Miah, 33.
The third victim, a father-oftwo in his 30s whose identity has not yet been released, lived in the same street in Finsbury Park.
A fourth man in the car who suffered severe injuries has been named as Turan Senpalit, 32, from Enfield. He remains seriously ill in King’s College Hospi- tal, London. The lorry was said to be parked in a lay-by and the driver, 35 and from France, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been released pending further investigation.
Mohammed Rahat Muqtadir died in the crash on the A2
The lay-by where the three men died