Three pals dead as Mercedes smashes through fence after doing 'high speed laps'

Three friends tragically died after their car careered down an embankment after reportedly doing "high speed laps" in a car park. Sohail Zulfiqar, 20, Mohamad Zeedani, and Mohammed Ghazzi, both 22, died in the tragedy on Sunday.

Two others were also involved in the horror smash in north London. They were both taken to hospital, with one described as being in a critical condition, reports The Mirror.

Emergency services including police, fire crews, paramedics, and an air ambulance were scrambled to the scene in the Brent Cross area of the UK capital. The occupants of the Mercedes CLK convertible died when it ploughed through a fence, down the embankment and into bushes below.

Tributes have poured in for the three friends. A family friend of Mr Zeidani's father told MailIOnline he is "devastated and heartbroken". Sohail's younger brother said: "My brother was the most generous person and he was the strongest person I know.

"He was in his second year at university and was going to turn 21 in ten days time. Everybody loved him, he was just the best person you could meet. If you needed anything, he'd always help you.”

Police have launched an urgent probe into the "full circumstances" of the accident. Inspector William McDonald, one of the officers responsible for policing in Barnet, said: “Emergency services responded last night to what seems to have been a terrible accident.

A huge emergency response was scrambled to the scene
A huge emergency response was scrambled to the scene -Credit:Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror

"An urgent police investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances, led by detectives from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

“Officers are in the process of informing the families of the five young people. The families are being supported by specialist officers. I send them my sincere condolences.”

"Several roads in the area were closed which have now reopened. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has relevant mobile phone or dash-cam footage is asked to call 101, reference 7502/14April."

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