Thousands gather in Wycombe for funeral of tragic M6 brothers

Bucks Free Press: Adnan and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib Adnan and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib

THOUSANDS gathered in High Wycombe today for the funeral of two young brothers who died in a car crash on the M6 on Christmas Day.

Adnan Habib, 10, and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib, four, were killed along with their aunt Bushra Tazarib, 32, close to junction 15, near Stoke-on-Trent.

The family had been on their way to a wedding in the Manchester area when the accident happened.

The three bodies lay in rest at the Castlefield Centre, in Rutland Road this morning, where family, friends and community members paid their respects.

More than 2,000 mourners were estimated to be in attendance at the Mosque, with many spilling outside the building to say their prayers in the rain.

Among those attending was boxer Amir Khan, who had been at the wedding the family was travelling to when the accident happened.

Earlier this he tweeted: "In Wycombe for the funeral of 2 young kids + aunty who died in a car crash on way to a cousin's wedding last week. Condolences to the family."

Coaches and taxis arrived with mourners from the north of the country, including Manchester, and crowds watched as the coffins, covered in embroidered drapes, were carried inside.

Floral tributes were also brought, which read "Adnan", "Arsalaan" and "sister".

A private burial service for the two boys took place this afternoon.

Bushra's body is to be taken to Pakistan for burial.

Click here to read the family's tribute to their lost loved ones.

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