HORRIBLE DEATH: Alfaz Mohammed

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Victim predicted how he would die

Killed on highway near Nagar site...

By Sue-Ann Wayow sue-ann.wayow@trinidadexpress.com  

ALFAZ MOHAMMED who was killed along with his wife Kissoondaye Bhano in a road accident on Tuesday night predicted the way that he would die.

His brother died in a vehicular accident several years ago and Mohammed always told his children that he would die "on the road," the same way his brother did.

This is according to his second son, Nazir Mohammed.

Mohammed, 56, and his wife, 53, were killed while attempting to cross the three lanes of the Uriah Butler Highway to attend the Divali Nagar celebrations at Narsaloo Ramaya Marg, Endeavour, Chaguanas. Mohammed had parked his car at Tracmac Engineering Ltd's car park.

The couple was taking their 12-year-old grandson Neeshad Mohammed to the celebrations which they attended every year.

An autopsy performed revealed that Mohammed died from multiple injuries and haemorrhage due to road traffic trauma and Bhano died as a result of dismemberment and mutilation of the body due to vehicle trauma.

The autopsies were performed at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.

Police said the couple was struck by a Mitsubishi Pajero SUV and Bhano was run over by at least three other vehicles.

Mohammed and Bhano's funeral service will take place today at the family's home at School Street, Palmiste near Longdenville, Chaguanas.

Nazir Mohammed said no special events were planned for his parents except that his mother had told relatives she wanted a special song played at her funeral.

She was fondly called "Popo" and the song she requested had that name in it.

Bhano celebrated her birthday last Friday and Mohammed would have celebrated his on Sunday.

The couple who have been married for more than 35 years have five children and three grandchildren.

Purushottam Singh, an executive member of the National Council for Indian Culture (NCIC) expressed sympathy.

He said, "It is very unfortunate that something like that would happen and we extend our condolences to the family."

Singh encouraged the patrons attending the Nagar to utilise the Nagar's car park that could accommodate at least 1,000 vehicles. The car park which was recently built, was first used for the Nagar's celebration last year.

Singh said approximately 25,000 to 30,000 persons attend each of the nine nights of the Nagar.

He said there were also police officers and traffic wardens on site to assist motorists at the site.

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