Syahirah Amiruddin

The body of Malaysian student, Syahirah Amiruddin, who died in a road accident in Makassar, Indonesia on Friday, was buried at the Muslim cemetery in Section 21 here at 10.05pm yesterday.

Her body arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from Jakarta, Indonesia, about 6pm, accompanied by her parents, Amiruddin Rahmat, 61, and Bahariah Md Shahir, 63.

Earlier, 300 people performed the funeral prayers for Syahirah, comprising family members, relatives, neighbours and close friends at Surau Al-Jannah, Section 23 here.

Amiruddin, when met after the funeral, said his youngest daughter was a very cheerful person and never failed to contact the family while studying at Hasanuddin University, Makassar.

He said he last met Syahirah during Aidilfitri.

Amiruddin said his two other children, Suria Iskandar, 25, and Syazwani, 28, who were also involved in the accident, were now stable and currently undergoing treatment at the RSUP (Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat) Dr Wahidin Sudirohusodo, Makassar.

The two siblings were visiting Syahirah for a holiday with her in Makassar.

Syahirah, 22, a third-year medical student at the university, was killed in a road accident in Desa Carima, Kahu, Bone district, about 130 kilometres from Kota Makassar, South Sulawesi on Friday. She died at the scene due to severe head and neck injuries.

In the incident at 4pm Indonesian time, Syahirah with her brother and sister were on a motorcycle riding around Tanjung Bira Beach which is located about 192km from Makassar city before they were involved in an accident with a car.

— BERNAMA

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