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Remains of students killed in Jordan buried


KOTA BAHARU: The bodies of two Malaysian students, who were killed in road accidents in Jordan on Saturday, were buried in their respective villages tonight.

The remains of Al Najiatun Nailah Mohd Safie was buried at the Sungai Pinang Muslim Cemetery in Tumpat while Hana’ Azhar was buried at the Kampung Tok Bok Muslim cemetery in Machang.

The duo, together with another student, Fatin Iqmal Idziyani Che Aziz, year three students at the Mu’tah University, Jordan, were killed in a road mishap in Ashrafiyeh, Mafraq region while travelling to attend a religious programme.

The body of Fatin Iqmal Idziyani was taken to Lenggong, Perak to be buried there.

In TUMPAT, the remains of Al Najiatun Nailah which arrived in a hearse from the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (LTSIP) in Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Baharu, arrived at her house at 8.57 pm for prayer before being taken to the Sungai Pinang Muslim Cemetery for burial.

The prayer for the dead was participated by 100 villagers including Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob, headed by the late Al Najiatun Nailah’s father Mohd Safie Ismail.

Her body was then carried to the cemetery located near her house and was buried next to her grandmother Hasnah Yusoff’s grave in a drizzle at 9.58 pm.

When met by reporters, her mother, Rohaizom Omar, 53, thanked all quarters including the Malaysian Embassy in Jordan, Higher Education Ministry and the state government for all the aid given to bring her daughter’s remains home.

“We accept our daughter’s death as fate,” she said. Meanwhile, in Machang, the remains of Hana’ arrived in a van from LTSIP in a hearse at her grandfather’s house Salleh Mohd Yusof in Kampung Tok Bok at 8.25
pm for prayer.

The prayer was joined by 100 people headed by the imam of the Sultan Yahya Petra Mosque, Machang, Mohd Hafizi Ramli.

The body was then taken to the Kampong Tok Bok Muslim Cemetery, also in a drizzle, to be buried at 10.45 pm.

Both the bodies arrived in a Malaysia Airlines aircraft at LTSIP at 7.25 pm and was lifted into hearses for the trip to their respective villages.

Earlier, a Royal Jordanian RJ185 flight, which carried the three remains, arrived at the KL International Airport at 4.25 pm.- BERNAMA


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