7 Cousins Of MH17 Teen Victims To Accompany Bodies To Kuching

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 – The remains of two children of couple Ariza Ghazalee and Tambi Jiee who were killed in the MH17 crash in July, will be accompanied by seven of the teenagers’ cousins from Kuala Lumpur back to Kuching on September 18. This was revealed by Ariza’s elder sister, Madzalina Ghazali, when contacted in Kuching today. Madzalina said her children, Nur Sabrina Irwan Zulkarnain, 17, and Riziq Irfan Irwan Zulkarnain, 10, would wait for the arrival of the remains of Muhammad Afzal Tambi, 17, and Marsha Azmeena Tambi, 15, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). “They were all very close to each other,” she said.

According to her, also accompanying the remains back to Kuching would be other cousins, Anuar Zafran Zamzuri, 16, Antasya Zafira Zamzuri, 15, Muhamad Ehsan Khairul Hisham, 13, Emeera Nasyira Sumardi, 15, and Emeera Nasyuha Sumardi, 15. Madzalina said the victims’ relatives would all be waiting for the arrival of the remains at the Bunga Raya Complex, KLIA, before being flown on an RMAF Hercules C130 helicopter to Kuching. She hoped the remains of her other nephew, Mohammad Afruz Tambi, 13, who was also on Flight MH17, could be identified and brought home soon. “Whatever it is, I am very grateful for all the efforts made, with the remains of my younger sister, her husband and three of their children already identified,” she said. The remains of Ariza, 47, and her eldest child, Muhammad Afif Tambi, 19, were laid to rest at the Semariang Muslim burial grounds on August 22 and that of Ariza’s husband, Tambi Jiee, 49, on September 9.

Credit : The Malaysian Insider

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