Under a grey skies the solemn procession of six hearses arrived at Harlow Islamic Centre ahead of the funeral of Sabah Usmani and her five children who were killed in a house fire last week.
Sabah Usmani, a doctor, and her children - Hira, 12, Sohaib, 11, Muneeb, nine, Rayyan, six, and Maheen, three - died in the blaze in Barn Mead. Father and husband Dr Abdul Shakoor was the only survivor.
Detectives investigating a house fire which killed six members of the same family are treating the deaths as murder, police said tonight.
Essex Police have said a house in Harlow that killed six members of the same family is now being treated as a murder investigation.
Police are asking people with private CCTV cameras to check for clues on how a fire that killed six members of one family started