FUNERAL prayers have been held for two men who were tragically killed after a car crashed into a lamppost before bursting into flames.

Mohammed Luqman Ashraf, aged 28, and Mohammed Yasin, aged 24, both from Worcester, died after the crash on January 11.

Family and friends joined in the Janaaza - the Islamic funeral prayer - that was held at Worcester Central Mosque Jamia Ghousia Central Mosque, in Tallow Hill on Friday afternoon (January 28).

West Midlands Police were called to the crash on Hagley Road West in Bearwood, near Birmingham, shortly before 10pm.

A Go Fund Me page set up in honour of Mr Ashraf, 28, and Mr Yasin, 24, raising more than £10,000.

Worcester City councillor Jabba Riaz was among those who paid tribute at the time of their deaths saying: "It is a tragic loss of two young lives.

"My thoughts go out to their friends and family.

"Everybody knows them. They were kind and caring men. They would go out of their way to help the community.

"They have been taken back to their lord."

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Luqman, a former pupil of Bishop Perowne High School, worked at Hillside Pizza in Malvern for several years before his death.

A colleague at the takeaway said: "Luqman had worked for Hillside for many years and was known and loved by many of the customers in the Malvern district.

"He was hard-working, professional and always brought light to everyone around him.

"Our thoughts are with his family, his many friends and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

"Sleep well, my brother. It was an honour to work with you."