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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C
# Funeral
Thousands attend funeral prayers in Dublin for family killed in Leicester fire
The Dublin-based doctor told people at the service he is like a “bird without any wings” since the tragedy.

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FUNERAL PRAYERS WERE said today in Blanchardstown, Dublin,  for the wife and three children of Dr Taufiq Al Sattar.

The family of the Dublin-based neurosurgeon perished in a house fire in Leicester on 13 September. Eight men have been charged with their deaths in the suspected arson attack.

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RTÉ reports that up to 2,000 people were in attendance at the prayers today, ahead of the burial in Newcastle Cemetery of 47-year-old Shehnila Taufiq and her three children aged 15, 17 and 19-years-old.

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At the service today, the doctor, who is based in Beaumont Hospital, thanked everyone for the support he had received since the tragedy. He described himself as being like a “bird without any wings” and said he would now dedicate his life to his work and to giving back to the community.

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All images by Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Read: Funeral of Dublin-based doctor’s family takes place in Leicester>

Read: Three arrested in connection with Leicester house fire>

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