Funeral for M6 crash brothers

The funeral of two young brothers killed in a Christmas Day car crash on the M6 has taken place. Adnan Habib, 10, and Arsalaan, four, have been described by their family as "precious jewels."

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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
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.

M6 crash brothers 'were our family’s precious jewels'

The family of brothers Adnan Habib, 10, and Arsalaan, four, and Bushra Tazarib, 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.

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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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

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Amir Khan: M6 car crash turned wedding to 'despair'

Khan, 26, did not know those involved in the crash but they were en route to a wedding in Bolton where the boxer was in attendance. Credit: PA

British boxer Amir Khan revealed that two children killed in a Christmas Day car crash on the M6 were on their way to a wedding he was attending in Bolton.

Khan told The Sun:

“My heart goes out to the families of those involved in this terrible accident.

No one could believe it. One minute everyone at the wedding was joyous — the next it had turned into despair.

“To hear that two young children and their aunt had been killed on their way to the wedding was utterly heartbreaking. We were all numb, no one knew what to say.

“It was one of the most harrowing things I’ve ever experienced. I am just so, so sorry.”

M6 crash victims were travelling to family wedding

The victims of the M6 car crash on Christmas Day were travelling from their home in High Wycombe, Bucks, to a family wedding in the Greater Manchester area at the time of the accident.

The mother of the boys, who was driving the Ford Focus and survived the crash, and a relative, who was also travelling in the car and survived, are being supported by specially trained liaison officers.

Police appeal for more information after fatal M6 crash

The Christmas Day crash scene.
The crash happened on the M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 14 and 15. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Police are continuing to appeal for information about yesterday's fatal car crash on the M6 motorway, which killed two young brothers, aged 4 and 10, and a 32-year-old woman.

The two women injured in the incident, who have since been discharged from hospital, were the driver of the red Ford Focus - who is the mother of the two young boys - and another passenger.

The incident is being investigated by the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) and anyone with any information is urged to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 01785 234094.

Click here for more information on the crash.

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