Hundreds of people have attended a service in Newport in memory of five members of the same family who died in a car crash just over a week ago.
The Hayat family died in Saudi Arabia whilst on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
One little boy survived the crash and returned home with relatives yesterday. Rob Osborne has been to meet them.
Shazada Hayat is the Great Uncle of Mohammed, the little boy who was the sole survivor of the crash in Mecca.
500 people are expected to attend a service at a Newport mosque today to remember five members of the same family who were killed in Saudi Arabia on Friday 8th February.
Shokat Ali Hayat, his wife Abida, eldest son Mohammed Isshaq, daughter Zainub and Mohammed’s wife, Bilques, died while on a pilgrimage to Mecca. A one-year-old boy survived the crash with a broken arm and fractured ribs.
Relatives of the Hayat family who travelled to Saudi Arabia to attend the funeral and bring the little boy home returned to the family's home in Newport yesterday evening.
The service is due to be held at 2pm at the Jamia Hanfia Rizvia Mosque.
A one year-old boy injured in a car crash which killed five of his family from Newport has been discharged from hospital in Saudi Arabia.
Shaukat Ali Hayat died along with his wife, his eldest son, his daughter and his daughter in law. Mohammed Eisa Danial Hayat was the only survivor.
A memorial service for the family will be held at Newport's Jamia Mosque at 2pm on Sunday.
Five members of the same family have died in Saudi Arabia while visiting from their home in Newport. The group was killed when the taxi they were using crashed into a motorway bridge.
Shaukat Ali Hayat died along with his wife, his eldest son, his daughter and his daughter in law who was heavily pregnant.
A one year old child was the only survivor. He was found, injured but alive, in his grandfather's arms. Today, the family was remembered during a service at their local mosque in Newport.
Hannah Thomas reports.
Richard Morgan reports from the Jamia Hanfia Rizvia Mosque in Newport.
The Imam of the mosque who knew the family says when he told the community there of the tragedy they "didn't want to believe it."
A funeral for five victims of the same family who died while on a trip to Mecca has just taken place.
Five members of a family from Newport have been killed in a taxi crash during a pilgrimage to Mecca in the Middle East.
Shokat Ali Hayat, his wife Abida, eldest son Mohammed Isshaq, daughter Zainub and Mohammed’s wife, Bilques, were killed in Saudi Arabia on Friday. It is understood that a one-year-old survived the crash and is now in hospital with a broken arm and fractured ribs.
There will be a service today at the Jamia Hanfia Rizvia Mosque in Commercial Street.
A Foreign Office spokesman said it was assisting the relatives.
The South Wales Argus newspaper has reported that one of the family members killed was due to be married this weekend.