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Prayers for house fire death family
Funeral prayers are to be said for a mother and her three children who died when a fire engulfed their home last month.
The service for Shehnila Taufiq, 47, and her three children Zainab, 19, Bilal, 17, and 15-year-old Jamil, will take place in Leicester today ahead of their burial in Dublin at the weekend.
The four family members died in a blaze at their home in Wood Hill, Leicester, in the early hours of September 13.
Seven people have been charged with their murders and have been remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date.
Leicestershire Police also arrested a 22-year-old man yesterday in connection with the deaths.
The funeral prayers, which will be held in Spinney Hill Park in Leicester, will be open to the public so that that members of the community can also pay their respects to the family.
Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar, who worked in Dublin as a neurosurgeon, is expected to attend today's service for his wife and children, who were studying in Leicester for an Islamic education.
The prayers will be led by the Main Imam of Jame Mosque, Maulana Adam.
The family had worshipped at the mosque in Leicester.
Following the prayer service, the bodies will travel to Dublin to be buried.
Suleman Nagdi, chairman of the Muslim Burial Council in Leicestershire (MBCOL), said they would be transported by ferry to Dublin on Friday ahead of a burial service on Saturday.