Major News of <The Brunei Times> : ITB students hold prayers for victims
MORE than 100 Institut Teknologi Brunei students participated in a tahlil ceremony and mass prayers on Saturday to pay respects to the victims of the recent military helicopter tragedy that occurred recently, said the tertiary institute.
In a press release issued yesterday, it stated that the tahlil and prayer ceremony was attended by deans, lecturers, staff and students of ITB with Dr Hj Junaidi Hj Abdul Rahman, the Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) of the Ministry of Education.
Also present was Dr Hjh Naemah Hj Basir, acting vice chancellor of ITB. The institute stated that the ceremonies took place at the ITB concourse, and was led by Ustaz Hj Shahmin Hj Akop from ITB.
Twelve out of 14 military personnel were killed in a fatal crash involving a Bell 212 Helicopter, including nine officer cadets and three crew members. The two survivors are being looked after at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.
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