Woman killed by lorry in Green Lane, Dagenham to be buried today

Masuma Mawji

Masuma Mawji - Credit: Archant

The funeral of Masuma Mawji, who died last week in Dagenham after being hit by a lorry as she crossed the road, will be held today.

Salaatul Mayyit will be prayed at Husaini Islamic Centre, Stanmore straight after Dhuhrain Salaat.

She will be buried at North Watford Cemetery, Watford, this afternoon.

Masuma, 25, was killed a week ago today in Green Lane, Dagenham.

Family friend Ray Mehta, who has worked with Masuma’s father for more than 30 years, said: “Masuma was very courageous and she was always out on her own despite her disability, which affected her legs.

“She always walked very slowly but she was always very careful and used the crossing. It was so sad how it happened, she was just out buying lunch.”

The family, who live in Hornchurch after moving from Dunkeld Road, Goodmayes, four years ago, are said to be “devastated”.

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