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Crash deaths devastate families

John Read and Zohiab Ahmed Waqas
Both drivers were the only occupants of their cars

The families of two drivers killed in a crash in Swansea have spoken of their "devastation".

John Read, 49, from the Brynmill, and Zohiab Ahmed Waqas, 19, from Waunarlydd both died on Monday.

Their blue Toyota MR2 and silver Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 collided on Cwmbach Road, Cockett at around 1655 BST.

Mr Read's wife Nicky described him as her "soul mate" while Mr Waqas's family said he "will never be forgotten by all who knew him."

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash or who saw either car before the collision.

The family of Mr Waqas, who was also known as Zohiab Kashif Hanif, said: "Zohiab also known as Tweety and Kash was a devoted son, brother, cousin, nephew and friend.

"He will never be forgotten by all who knew him."

The crash scene
Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash

Mr Read's wife Nicky said: "He was my soul-mate.

"We did everything to together, we travelled all over the world and I am absolutely devastated by what has happened.

"He was taken away from me so quickly.

"We were looking forward to growing old together and will cherish all the times and memories I have of John.

"I am heartbroken as we lived life to the full and I will miss him everyday for the rest of my life."

His parent's Betty and John said: "He was a wonderful son and father, he doted on his children, grandchildren, brother and sister and nieces and nephews.

"He would do anything for anybody and was always smiling.

"The happiest he has ever been is when he met Nick and got married."

His father said they "were more like best mates" than father and son.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01656 655555 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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