Tributes to charity worker killed in crash


ROCHDALE: Tributes have been paid to a charity worker who died in a car crash whilst volunteering in Mozambique Basharat Hussain, aged 38 of Rochdale died on April 30 and now Ummah Welfare Trust are hoping to raise funds to build a mosque in his memory. Four thousand pounds has already been donated.

According to Asian Image report, the fatal accident occurred when Basharat was travelling to assist victims of the recent cyclone. Basharat alongside local charity coordinator, Farook Jassat were killed in the crash.

Two other men Shah Nawaz (Ummah Welfare Trust’s Finance Officer ) and Musa, a local aid worker, were seriously injured.

In the year he spent with the charity Basharat travelled to Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Gambia, Togo, Benin, Mozambique and Sudan.

Staff at Ummah Welfare Trust were said to be in a state of shock after the incident.