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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.

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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

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.
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
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.

M6 car crash women to leave hospital

Two women injured in a car crash which killed one woman and two children on the M6 on Christmas Day are to be discharged from hospital today.

Police confirmed last night that the three people killed in the accident were two young brothers aged four and 10 and a 32-year-old woman.

The driver of the car, believed to be the boy's mother, and another female passenger, were taken to University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

The crash happened at 11.30am between junction 14 and 15 near Stoke-on-Trent. Both carriages were closed for several hours after the car overturned.

M6 motorists share their misery on Twitter

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Been stuck on the M6 between J13 and J15 for 3hrs. It's so bad Ali and I have resorted to playing I Spy. The kids aren't even in the car.

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I advise NOONE to use the m6 today! 3 hours stuck in traffic to go 3 miles, not how I wanna spend my day

There are tailbacks of up to ten miles and major delays after a lorry caught fire when it collided with a car towing a caravan on the M6 in Staffordshire last night.

The driver of the car is being treated in hospital for serious head injuries after the crash between Stafford services and Junction 15 shortly after 4 o'clock this morning.

The Highways Agency have warned motorists to expect further two hour delays as the road is re-surfaced.

Long delays on M6 Northbound after lorry fire

The crash between the lorry and car towing a caravan overnight
The crash between the lorry and car towing a caravan overnight Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The are long delays on the M6 Northbound in Staffordshire between Junction 14 and Junction 15 while repair work is carried out after a lorry fire.

There are tailbacks of around five miles and delays of around 90 minutes after the crash between a lorry and a car towing a caravan caused the lorry to burst into flames.

One man is in hospital with serious head injuries after the crash.

Resurfacing work to the damaged carriageway is expected to be ongoing until 4pm.

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