Mother sends child to back seat just moments before fatal crash

04 Oct 2019 / 08:39 H.

ROMPIN: Surawati Mohd, 33, who died in a crash at KM134 of Jalan Kuantan-Seremban yesterday, was understood to have handed over her youngest son to another child seated in the back of the car just before the unfortunate event took place.

This was recounted by the victim’s eldest son, Aryan Rizqy Muhammad Noor Idham, six, who along with his two younger brothers – Areesh Razeen, four, and Arfaan Rakeen, two – became orphans in just a blink of an eye.

Surawati’s brother, Suwardi Mohd, 38, said Aryan Rizqy told him about it when he went to meet his three nephews who were all injured in the incident.

“ ‘Abang’ (as Aryan Rizqy is affectionately called) told that mummy (Suriwati) carried his little brother and handed him over to the back before their car collided with a lorry,” he told Bernama when met at the Muadzam Shah Hospital’s Forensic Unit here yesterday.

Surawati and her husband, Muhammad Noor Idham Ramli, 31, were killed in the 5.30 am incident when the Perodua Myvi in which they were travelling from Kuantan to Seremban skidded into the opposite lane, and crashed into a lorry carrying fertiliser.

Muhammad Noor Idham, who worked as a cashier, died at the scene after being trapped in the driver’s seat, while Surawati was pronounced dead while receiving treatment at Muadzam Shah Hospital.

Suwardi said all the children had also been taken to pay their last respects to their parents, as the couple’s family members had decided to bury them separately in their respective hometowns.

The body of Muhammad Noor Idham will be buried at Felda Lui Selatan 2, Bandar Seri Jempol in Negeri Sembilan while Surawati’s body will be taken to Kampung Gong Merawang, Rhu Muda in Marang, Terengganu. — Bernama

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