Dec 27 2012 By Cheryl Mullin
THE family of two young brothers who were killed in a Christmas Day motorway crash have paid tribute to their “happy and joyous boys”.
Adnan Habib, 10, and four-year-old Arsalaan were killed when the car they were in crashed on the M6.
In a statement, their family said: “Adnan and Arsalaan were our family’s precious jewels, spreading joy wherever they went.
“They were happy and joyous boys who were a central part of the family, always smiling and bringing smiles to everyone they met.”
Their 32-year-old aunt, Bushra Tazarib, also died in the crash which happened close to junction 15, near Stoke-on-Trent, at about 11.25am.
She was described as “beloved”, “helping” and supportive.
The family's statement read: “Christmas Day began with all the joy all over the UK.
“We, as the rest of the nation, had the build-up to the Christmas holidays, attending school plays and preparing for a family wedding.
“The joy turned into tragedy in a split second, when we lost our boys moments apart and our beloved auntie.
“Adnan and Arsalaan were our family’s precious jewels, spreading joy wherever they went.