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West Des Moines students help send classmate's body back to Iraq

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An West Des Moines high school student's life was cut short after a deadly crash last weekend. Now his classmates are rallying around his family to help send his remains back home to Iraq.

Husam Abdul-Hameed, 18, was killed in an Interstate 80 crash Saturday. He and his family escaped war torn Iraq more than two years ago. Now his family is hoping to bury Abdul-Hameed in his home.

Students at Valley West High School say it's a small return for all of the joy Abdul-Hameed brought. The students have raised $1,000. It will cost $15,000 to return the remains.

 

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