M'sian woman grieves loss of 6 family members in car crash
In one tragic swoop, 21-year-old Ms Nadirah Azhar lost her whole family after the car that they were travelling in crashed head-on with a bus on Saturday (October 6) evening.
Her father, Azhar Mat Ali, 43 was driving to her grandmother's home in Felda Keratong 2 in Rompin, Pahang over the Hari Raya Haji weekend along with his two wives Zaliha Johar, 42, and Siti Habibah Kasbon, 43, and three of their children Mohd Wazin, 20, Ain Nadiah, 13, and Ain Najihah, 12.
The Produa Alza that they were travelling in was on the 142.8 km point of Jalan Kuantan-Segamat trunk road when the car skidded and somehow entered the opposite lane, before colliding head-on with an oncoming bus.
According to Rompin police chief DSP Johari Jahaya, the bus driver sustained injuries to his eyes and is being treated at a hospital in Segamat, while a nine-month old baby girl was given out-patient treatment at the same hospital, reported Astro Awani.
Work kept her from trip
Ms Nadirah was spared the fate that befell her family because of her work commitment, not that it provided any comfort to her.
"Of course I'm sad that I can no longer meet my family," she told Utusan Melayu.
Azhar's mother, Madam Rahmah Hussein said that her second son was supposed to meet up at her home on Saturday night for a barbecue with the rest of his family, reported The Star Online.
“He called us at 7.20pm to say that he was already in Segamat,” she said.
“After that, we did not hear from him."
“We tried to call him at 9pm because it should not take long for him to drive from Segamat to my home. But, we still could not reach him,” said the 61-year-old at her house on Sunday.
She only found out about her son's fate at 11.30pm that same night when police notified her of the tragedy.
She added: “The last (time) I saw him was during Malaysia Day (Sept 16). He would often visit me together with his wives and children.”
Source: Astro Awani, The Star Online, Utusan Melayu