JEMPOL - A JOKE between three close friends on being buried together, while cleaning up a Muslim cemetery, became a reality when they died together five hours later in a road accident at Jalan Besar Felda Palong 9, 10 and 11 near here on Friday night.
The deceased were Muhammad Faizal Jamaluddin, 14, Mohamad Aflin Norirfan Md Jani, 15 and Muhammad Syahreedzwan Mohmad Abdullah, 17.
Their close friend, Mohd Mois Ikmal Mohd Nasir, 16, was seriously injured in the accident involving four motorcycles.
The deceased were buried together in a grave at the Felda Palong 13 Muslim Cemetery.
Suziyana Mohmad Abdullah, 33, elder sister to Muhammad Syahreedzwan, said the families agreed to bury them in a same grave after their friends informed of their joke.
"Maybe it was a sign they were leaving us. A week before, my brother had asked my mother to find quinine fruit and was always hugging her, which he never did before," she said.
Jempol police chief Superintendent Hamzah Alias said the accident happened when Faizal, who was travelling at the opposite direction, collided with the other three, causing them to fall off their motorcyles.
He said Muhammad Syahreedzwan, Mohamad Aflin Norirfan and Muhammad Faizal died while being treated at Klinik Kesihatan Palong 9.
Their bodies were sent to the Jempol Hospital mortuary for a post-mortem.
Their friend, Mohd Mois Ikmal, who was seriously injured, is being treated at the Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital in Kuala Pilah. His condition is reported to be stable.