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KUALA LUMPUR: Nur Firuza Amira and Nur Firuza Akila, orphaned after their parents and younger sister were killed in an accident along the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), will be under their grandmother’s care from now on.

Speaking to reporters at her house in Taman Batu Muda yesterday, Normah Toso, 65, said the two girls were going through a tough time after losing their parents suddenly.

“Nur Firuza Amira, seven, is old enough to know what is going on but Nur Firuza Akila, three, is still wondering where her parents are,” she said.

“It’s heartbreaking to see them like this. We’ll slowly pick up the pieces and move on.”

Businessman Fairuz Nizam, his wife Nova Safitri and their seven-month-old daughter Nur Firuza Annisa were killed on Saturday morning when their Mitsubishi Pajero was hit by two Perodua Myvis.

Recalling the incident, Normah said she was at her elder daughter’s house when one of her children called to tell her the sad news.

Finding solace: Nur Firuza Akila being cuddled by her cousin Fatin Nadirah Mohd Yusni. She and her sister will now be cared for by Normah.

“My grandson was on his way home along the highway when he got stuck in a jam.

“As soon as he saw the licence plate, he knew it was Fairuz Nizam’s car,” she said, adding that Nova Safitri could be heard calling out for her baby while lying on the road.

Fairuz Nizam died at the scene and the family prayed that Nova Safitri and Nur Firuza Annisa would survive.

“Unfortunately, they also died in hospital shortly after,” Normah said.

Police arrested the two drivers over the weekend but released them on bail on Sunday evening.

The case is currently being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving.-The Star

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