Ap­peal after triple tragedy

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Police Chief -

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

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