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Bereaved husband and father: "Family's legacy will live on"

A bereaved husband and father whose family died in a fire at a house in Leicester last month says their legacy will live on and his wife's vision of helping others will continue.

Dr Muhammad Taufiq Sattar led prayers at the funeral service on Saturday. He spoke to Rajiv Popat and told him he's now at peace because his family has been laid to rest.


Father's family 'still with him all the time'

The father and husband of four people who died in a house fire in Leicester has said his family are "still with him all the time".

Dr Taufiq Al Sattar spoke at the funeral of his wife, Shehnila, daughter Zainab, and sons, Bilal and Jamil. They were buried in a cemetery in Dublin, Ireland, where the father worked.

He also added that he believed they were 'waiting for him in paradise'.

House fire family buried in Ireland

The family have been buried in Ireland Credit: ITV News Central

The burial of four members of the same family has taken place in Ireland. The family were killed in a house fire in Leicester on September 13.

Father, Dr Taufiq Al Sattar was there to bury his family Credit: ITV News Central

Mother, Shehnila Taufiq, who was in her 40s; her daughter, 19-year-old Zainab; and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamil, 15, were buried at Newcastle Cemetary in Dublin.

Family, friends and members of the community were at the funeral Credit: ITV News Central

More than a hundred people, including family, friends and members of the Leicester community where they lived attended the funeral.

More than 100 people attended Credit: ITV News Central
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Hundreds of mourners attend funeral for fire family

Mourners stand over a grave at the burial of members of the Al Sattar family, who died in a suspect arson attack in Leicester. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Hundreds of people attended the janaza service at Warrenstown House in the Blanchardstown area of Leicester.

Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar told the congregation: "Thank you very much for all of you coming here this morning," he told mourners."It's cold and I appreciate it. I can see many of our Irish friends are here as well."

Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar at the burial of his family, who died in a suspect arson attack. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire


Prayer service for Leicester house fire victims

A special prayer service has been held in Dublin for a mother and her three children, who died in a house fire in Leicester.

Doctor Taufiq Sattar's wife Shehnila, daughter Zainab and sons Bilal and Jamil died four weeks ago.

More than a hundred people traveled from Leicester for the service.

Doctor Taufiq Sattar recited prayers Credit: ITV News Central
Prayers have taken place ahead of a burial service Credit: ITV News Central

Funeral for Leicester family house fire victims today

Bilal Taufiq was 17 when he was killed in the fire Credit: Pukaar News

The funeral for four members of the same family killed in a Leicester house fire will take place today in Dublin.

Shehnila Taufiq, her daughter Zainab, and sons Bilal and Jamil will be buried in Ireland this morning.

Fifteen-year-old Jamal died in the house fire Credit: Pukaar News

The family died in a fire at their home in Wood Hill on September 13.

Eight men have been charged with murder.