Drivers line streets at funeral of pop who drowned in Loch Lomond l Janaseva News


A dad who drowned in Loch Lomond whereas attempting to avoid wasting his son was given a becoming ship off in Glasgow.

Asim Riaz, 41, died on July 24 together with household good friend Edina Olahova, 29, and her son Rana Haris Ali, 9.

Asim’s son, aged 7, survived the tragedy.

Members of the the App Drivers and Couriers Union lined the streets for a ‘procession of cabs’ in honour of the Uber driver as his coffin arrived on the Linn Cemetery in Glasgow after a service on the Central Mosque in Glasgow.

Asim’s father, Riaz Ahmad, who got here to Scotland from Pakistan, for the funeral, thanked the drivers for his or her gesture.

Asim Riaz laid to relaxation on the Linn Cemetery after a service on the Central Mosque in Glasgow

He informed the Scottish Solar : “We’re extremely grateful for this kind gesture. It’s hard to put into words how thankful we are to the people of Glasgow and the Scottish Government for standing with us.

“My son’s journey has concluded with the love and support of Glasgow. I’d humbly request everyone to please remember my son in your prayers.”

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Muhammad Asim Riaz pictured on the left

Asim, Edina and Haris had been amongst seven individuals who misplaced their lives in drowning tragedies throughout the identical weekend.

Connor Markward, 16, from Glasgow, handed away on Friday, July 23, at Loch Lomond whereas Asim Raza, Edina Olahova, and Rana Haris Ali, died in the identical physique of water the next day.

Dean Irvine, 11, additionally tragically drowned in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire on July 24 whereas 13-year-old Jamie Gilchrist misplaced his life in a Lanark river.

Aman Sharma was pulled from Loch Lubnaig in Stirlingshire on July 25 and later died.


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