Vigil for Sheffield student killed in traffic accident

A vigil to remember 20-year-old Mohamed Al-Ashry from Kuwait, who died after being hit by a truck, will be held at the University of Sheffield this evening.

Mr Al-Ashry was mowed down by a yellow DAF truck near the Brook Hill roundabout crossing near the Alfred Denny building at approximately 10:30 on the morning of Tuesday 27 February.

He died two days later in hospital from his injuries.

The 51-year-old truck driver was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving but has been released under investigation while police inquiries continue.

The event will be hosted by the Students’ Union and Egyptian Society, beginning with a vigil on the Octagon building concourse at 5:30pm.

His friends and peers have been invited to share their memories of the student at the service in the SU’s Activities Zone.

Complimentary Egyptian tea will be served.

President of the Egyptian Society, Mina Makin said Mohamed was “loved by the whole society” who always “thought about other people before himself.”

She said: “Mo will be remembered as a kind, humble and genuine person. He will definitely be missed and will remain in our hearts.”

“We’d like to thank Santhana, the International Students’ Officer, for supporting us in the organising of the vigil tonight and the support that the SU has shown us at this hard and unfortunate time.”