THE FAMILY of a seven-year-old Leeds boy killed in a horror crash in Kent face the heartbreaking prospect of telling his younger brother the tragic news.
Alin Mosa died and his six-year-old brother Ara and 17-month-old baby sister Arda were seriously injured when the family’s car collided with a lorry near Folkestone in Kent On Friday August 29.
Kent Police confirmed last week that Ara and Arda remained in a critical condition at a London hospital.
The collision happened at around 9.30am on August 29 as the family were travelling home from the ferry port following a holiday in Europe and Kurdistan in northern Iraq.
The children’s father Abdulwaid Mosa, 42, and mother Huzan Mosa, 30, were less seriously injured and were said to be in a stable and improving condition.
Family friend Nazmi Aziz, 41, of Ireland Wood, Leeds, said Alin and Ara were very close brothers
Mr Aziz added: “They were always together, like twins. As well as being brothers they were really close friends.
“It will be really hard to tell him (Ara) what has happened. He doesn’t know yet, he hasn’t woken up yet. It is really sad.”
Paying tribute to Alin Mosa, father-of-two Mr Aziz said; “Alin was a really nice boy. He was intelligent and older than his age. He was friendly with all the children.”
Mr Aziz said the Kurdish community in Leeds has rallied to support the stricken family, who live in the Headingley area of Leeds.
He said around 30 families have travelled from Leeds to visit the Mosa family in hospital in London.
Mr Aziz, who has also visited the family in hospital, said the children’s father Abdulwaid Mosa is from Kurdistan in norther Iraq and has lived in Leeds for 13 years.
Arian Doski, 38, of Seacroft, has also visited the Mosa family in hospital.
Mr Doski said: “They are very nice people. They are very quiet. He (Mr Mosa) was always busy with his family.”
The accident happened on the A20 near Saltwood in the Hythe area of Kent when the family’s grey Kia Soul collided with a black DAF lorry.
Members of the public have placed flowers by the roadside at the scene of the tragedy.
An inquest into Alin Mosa’s death was due to be opened in Kent last Wednesday, but was adjourned until this Wednesday.