Sabah quake: First 2 Singaporean victims laid to rest

SINGAPORE - Tanjong Katong Primary School (TKPS) pupil Ameer Ryyan Mohd Adeed Sanjay and adventure guide Muhammad Daanish Amran were laid to rest on Monday (June 8) morning.

Prayers were said at the Ba'alwie Mosque at Lewis Road for both victims of the Sabah earthquake.

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Their bodies were then brought to the Muslim Cemetery to be buried.

Many of those attending Ameer's funeral were wearing white football jerseys with "Ameer Ryan 7" printed on the back.

Ameer was a student at the F-17 Academy, a football academy started by footballer and coach Fandi Ahmad.

His coach, former national footballer Steven Tan, said on Facebook: "He was a good kid and I will miss him dearly."

Friends and family had gathered at the home of Mr Daanish at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 from Sunday night to bid him a final farewell.

Colleagues at Camp Challenge, which ran the Mount Kinabalu trip, said that the engineering graduate from Nanyang Polytechnic was passionate about adventure and sports.

He was "the type who would go out of his way to help others", said friend and colleague Farizah Jasin, 24.

Six pupils and one teacher from Tanjong Katong Primary School were killed when a 6.0-magnitude quake struck Sabah, Operations are continuing to locate the remaining one student Navdeep Singh Jaryal S/O Raj Kumar, and teacher Mohammad Ghazi Bin Mohamed.

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