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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

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


Father 'a bird without wings' after family's fire death

A grieving father told mourners at a funeral service that he is a bird without wings after his wife and three children were killed in a suspected arson attack.

Neurosurgeon, Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar , led prayers for his wife Shehnila Taufiq, 47, and their three teenage children, Zainab, Bilal and Jamil in Dublin.

"This is a very sad occasion for me," said Dr Sattar, who works in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital.

"You can say now I am bird without any wings. I have nobody with me now."

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Police escort for Leicester fire funeral convoy

The bodies of Dr Taufiq Sattar's wife and three children are being buried this morning Credit: ITV News Central

Following a prayer service in Dublin, the bodies of a family who died in Leicester are being taken away to be buried.

Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar, whose wife and three children died in a blaze in September, works in Ireland as a neurosurgeon.

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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
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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.


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Man charged over Leicester house fire

Detectives investigating a fatal house fire in Wood Hill have tonight charged a 22-year-old man in connection with the incident.

The man has been charged with four counts of murder following a fire which killed Shehnila Taufiq, her daughter and two sons in Wood Hill in September.

The man is due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Thousands mourn Leicester house fire victims

Thousands of mourners attended a memorial service for the victims of the Leicester house fire in which a mother and her three children were killed last month.

Shehnila Taufiq, her daughter Zainab, and sons Bilal and Jamil died in their home on 13th September.

ITV News' Rupert Evelyn reports:

The father said he was not angry, but that he would "continue the work that my wife and my children have left for me."

Seven men have been charged with murder.

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