Family with Saeed in Istanbul

2013-05-03 00:00

THE Pietermaritzburg teacher who was injured in a car accident in Syria last week has been reunited with his family in an Istanbul hospital.

Mohamed Sadek Saeed, a teacher at Nizamia Islamic School, was reunited with his wife Jameela and son Maseehullah at Avicenna Hospital, where he arrived in a helicopter on a stretcher on Wednesday.

Speaking from the hospital yesterday, Jameela said: “He was happy to see us here. I was relieved to see him. We are happy to be together again because it could have been worse. We expected worse, but now he will be fine,” she said. She added that their son Maseehullah was helping his father in hospital.

“He was alone, with no family next to him, and now we are here for him. We will know in the next few days whether he will be able to travel. He is talking, eating and drinking now. He will be fine,” said an excited Jameela. Doctors are monitoring Saeed, she said.

Saeed was among four South Africans on an aid mission in Syria, who were injured in a car accident while on their way to Azaz, close to the Turkish border.

Mustafa Wilson, of Mitchells Plain in Cape Town, was killed in the crash. Saeed suffered a broken leg, one arm broken in several places, and internal bleeding.

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