Burial For Earthquake Victim From Melaka Scheduled For Tomorrow Morning


JASIN, June 8 (Bernama) -- The body of the earthquake victim, Muhammad Loqman Abd Karim will be laid to rest at the Chinchin Muslim cemetery here tomorrow after the dawn prayer (June 9).

The victim's uncle, Zainal Abidin Abd Wahid said the remains of Muhammad Loqman, 22, would be brought to the victim's grandfather's house in Kampung Chinchin here at 2.30 am tomorrow.

The funeral prayer for the teacher trainee of the International Languages Campus Teacher Institute in Kuala Lumpur will be carried out at Kampung Chinchin mosque before burial.

"As the remains will be arriving tomorrow morning, the family agreed to hold the burial after the dawn prayers," he said in a statement via Whatsapp to reporters here Monday.

The body of Muhammad Loqman was initially scheduled to arrive late in the evening but due to technical problems, it was rescheduled to reach Melaka International Airport in Batu Berendam near here at 1.30 am.

As at yesterday, the earthquake tragedy has claimed 16 lives including the victim as well as eight Singaporeans who were climbing Mount Kinabalu. Two more victims are still missing.

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