The family of two brothers and a 32-year-old woman who were killed in a crash on the M6 on Christmas day have described how their festive joy turned into tragedy.
They were on their way to a wedding in Bolton.
Brothers Adnan Habib, 10, and Arsalaan Habib, 4, and their mother’s aunt, Bushra Tazarib, 32, all died.
"Christmas day began with all the joy all over the UK. We, asthe rest of the nation, had the build-up to the Christmas holidays, attendingschool plays and preparing for a family wedding.
"The joy turned into tragedy in a split second, when we lostour 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 centralpart of the family, always smiling and bringing smiles to everyone they met.
"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."
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