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Funeral held for boys killed in Christmas Day M6 crash

The funeral of two young brothers who died in a car crash on Christmas Day has been held in Buckinghamshire.

Adnan Habib, 10, and Arsalaan, four, were killed when the car they were in crashed on the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent.

They died alongside their aunt, Bushra Tazarib.

More than 2,000 people attended the funeral for the brothers at a mosque in High Wycombe.

Hundreds spilled out into the street from the packed mosque and said funeral prayers in pouring rain.

A private burial is taking place for the two boys.

Their aunt's body is to be transported to Pakistan, police said.

The boys' mother and their sister were both injured in the crash but have since been discharged from hospital.The family had been travelling to a wedding in Greater Manchester.

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Funeral for brothers killed in M6 Christmas Day crash

The funeral of two young brothers who died in a car crash on the M6 on Christmas Day will take place later today.

Adnan Habib, 10, and Arsalaan, four, were killed when the red Ford Focus they were travelling in crashed close to Junction 15, near Stoke-on-Trent.

The boys died alongside their 32-year-old aunt, Bushra Tazarib. Ms Tazarib's body is set to be transported to Pakistan for burial.

Adnan Habib, 10, and Arsalaan, four, were killed in a car crash on Christmas Day Credit: Police Handout

All three will first lie in rest at the Castlefield Centre in High Wycombe, where their family and friends will pay their respects.

They will then be taken to the mosque for prayers, before the bodies of the boys are taken to the cemetery for a private family funeral at around 2:00pm.

The family have asked privacy.

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M6 crash family died from head injuries

Adnan Habib and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib Credit: Staffordshire Police

An inquest into the deaths of two children who died in a car crash on Christmas Day has been opened and adjourned.

A coroner recorded that Adnan Habib and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib suffered extensive head injuries.

The two boys and their aunt died after the car they were in crashed on the M6 in Staffordshire.

The boys' funerals are due to take place in High Wycombe on Saturday.

Their aunt's body will be buried in Pakistan.

Tributes to auntie killed in M6 Christmas Day crash

The family of brothers Bushra Tazarib, who was killed in a car crash on the M6 on Christmas Day have paid tribute to her:

Bushra had been part of the family by marriage for almost 14 years, and was a vital person. Always helping and supporting every member at all times, regardless of difficulty and joy. Bushra was so loving of all children, even though she was not blessed of any of her own.

We thank everyone for their kind words of support, and we would like everyone to remember them in your prayers.

– Family of Bushra Tazarib

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Tributes made to brothers killed in M6 Christmas Day crash

The family of brothers Adnan Habib, 10, and Mohammed Arsalaan, 4, who were killed in a car crash on the M6 on Christmas Day have paid tribute to them

Christmas day began with all the joy all over the UK. We, as the rest of the nation, had the build-up to the Christmas holidays, attending school plays and preparing for a family wedding.

The joy turned into tragedy in a split second, when we lost our boys moments apart and our beloved auntie.

Adnan and Arsalaan were our family’s precious jewels, spreading joy wherever they went. They were happy and joyous boys who were a central part of the family, always smiling and bringing smiles to everyone they met.

– Family of Adnan Habib and Mohammed Arsalaan

Pictures released of three people killed in Christmas Day M6 crash

Adnan Habib, 10 and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib, 4. Credit: Staffordshire Police

Pictures have been released of the three people killed in the crash on the M6 in Staffordshire on Christmas Day.

Brothers Adnan Habib, 10, and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib, 4, and Bushra Tazarib were travelling to a family wedding in the Greater Manchester region when they died.

Bushra Tazarib was travelling to a family wedding Credit: Staffordshire Police

Car overturns on scene of fatal Christmas Day accident

A car has overturned near the scene of a fatal motorway accident, which happened on Christmas Day.

Firefighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service had to cut the male driver of the saloon car free after being called to the northbound carriageway of the M6 earlier today.

We do believe it overturned close to where the fatal crash happened on Christmas Day.

We had reports of one person trapped and one car overturned.

– Fire service spokesman

The injured man was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.

The accident happened near junction 15 for Stoke-on-Trent, closing two lanes, and causing tailbacks.

In a separate incident on Christmas Day, on the same stretch of motorway, a car overturned killing three of the five occupants, including two young brothers.

Investigations into what caused that crash continue.

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Christmas Day M6 crash victims were heading to a wedding in Greater Manchester

Police have named the three people killed in a crash on the M6 in Staffordshire yesterday. They were two young brothers: Adnan Habib, aged 10, and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib, aged 4, and a 32-year-old woman, Bushra Tazarib.

They were travelling from their home in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire to a family wedding in Greater Manchester.

Two women who were also injured in the incident have been discharged from hospital. One was the mother of the two boys and was driving the car. The other was also a relative.

Police are continuing to appeal for information about the incident. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Central Motorway Police Group's Collision Investigation Unit on 01785 234094.

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