“He said he did not realise that Zahida was on the left side of the bus, underneath,” Nurul said, adding that after he apologised, her grandma told him to send the other students to school before it was too late.
“He did as told and later came to the house to ask about Zahida’s condition. He apologised once again, saying he did not see Zahida and the incident was not intentional. My mother reassured him that it was okay and that she did not blame the driver or me. We both did not notice Zahida coming out of the house.”
According to Nurul, Zahida was loved by everyone.
“I was close with Zahida, she liked to follow me wherever I went,” the 13-year-old added.