Police treating Harlow house fire deaths as murder

Essex Police have said a house in Harlow that killed six members of the same family is now being treated as a murder investigation.

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Funeral of family killed in Harlow house fire

Six hearses arriving at Harlow Islamic Centre for prayers for a mother and five children killed in a house fire. Credit: ITV Anglia / Serena Sandhu

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.

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