Third man dies after horrific Audi car crash in Manchester

A third man has died in a horror crash after a white Audi smashed into parked vehicles at high speed.

Hamzaa Jacob Iqbal, 24, from Burnage, and Hamza Gujjar, 20, from Bramhall, were pronounced dead at the scene after the smash shortly before 3.15am on Wednesday.

Three others were taken to hospital, but one of them, 21-year-old Munib Afzal Karim, has now died.

They had been travelling back from a friend’s wedding.

Police said officers had been following the white Audi A5 driving at high speed along Wilbraham Road, south Manchester, near Whalley Range High School for girls.
The scene of the accident (Picture: Cavendish Press)
Two teenagers, aged 17 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the fatal crash.

Last night, friends of Hamzaa Iqbal, from Burnage, paid tribute to the popular talented cricketer.

Jay Ali Khan said Mr Iqbal was a good friend. He said: ‘He was a great lad. I just can’t get my head around it. It’s shocking.

‘I really feel sorry for his family because he’s such a young lad and he had a bright future ahead of him.’
The mangled wreckage of the Audi A5 following the collision (Picture: Cavendish)
Police spotted the car shortly before it crashed (Picture: UK News Media)
Hamza Gujjar’s eldest brother Ibraheem, 28, said: ‘The family are absolutely distraught and can’t get over it.

‘He was the youngest of the five siblings. He was our little sweetheart of the family with major ambitions.

‘He was hard working and always a smiley character who would bring you to smile even if you were having the worst of days.’

Hamza, from Bramhall, had just returned from Umra – a Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca – and a trip to Turkey.

Police are supporting the families of the victims of the crash (Picture: Cavendish)

The Greater Manchester Police Professional Standards Branch has been informed. The case has been automatically referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as police were following the car before the crash.

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