Kedah cousins, 9 and 8, knocked down on way to mosque for prayers

It's the year-end school holidays and the two cou­sins were supposed to be enjoying their break.

On Wednesday night, Abdul Ghaffar Ibrahim, nine, and Azraie Mohamad Shariff, eight, were going to the mosque in Alor Setar, Kedah, to perform prayers on when they were knocked down by a vehicle.

Newspaper The Star reported that the impact caused them to be flung a distance away. They died instantly from multiple head and body injuries.

Abdul Ghaffar’s father, Ibrahim Ahmad, held back his tears at the mortuary. 

“I last saw my son at 7am before leaving for work,” he said.

Crossed road without seeing vehicle

Azraie’s father, Mohamad Shariff Ahmad, 39, said his son - the third of five siblings - was staying at his grandmother’s house for the holidays.

Kota Setar OCPD Asst Comm Adzaman Mohd Jan said investigations showed that the cousins suddenly crossed the road without seeing the vehicle.

“The 20-year-old woman driver has lodged a police report on the accident."

Source: The Star