MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE: She did not want sons to take part in superbike convoy
IPOH: Two brothers who took part in a superbike convoy were killed when the motorcycle they were riding, skidded and hit the back of a lorry at Km271.3 of the North South Expressway, near the Jelapang toll plaza, yesterday.
In the 11.30am incident, Mohammad Noornazmin Mohd Norzri, 20, a Royal Malaysian Air Force cadet officer, died at the scene from serious injuries.
His brother, Mohammad Noornazafiq, 18, who was riding pillion, succumbed to injuries at 2pm at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital's intensive care unit here.
The brothers were part of a 20-member superbike convoy heading to Penang from Kuala Lumpur.
Their mother, Norhiah Abdul Rashid, in her 50s, who travelled from Malacca to receive their bodies, said Noornazmin had recently bought the Kawasaki 650cc superbike after obtaining his B full motorcycle licence.
"I tried to dissuade him from participating in the convoy as I feared for his safety.
"But I relented after he insisted.
"I could only advise him to observe the speed limit and chant the Surah Kursi," she said when met at the hospital's forensics unit.
Norhiah said she last spoke to Noornazmin on the mobile phone when he reached Putrajaya earlier in the day.
Noornazafiq, she said, had recently obtained his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia results.
She said he was waiting to enrol at KPJ International College of Nursing and Health Sciences next Monday.
"It is a tragedy for our family to have lost both of them at one go," said Norhiah, who is left with four surviving sons.
The bodies were brought back to their hometown in Kampung Ramuan Cina Kechil, Malacca, for burial.