Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar
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Leicester fire: Father speaks about loss of family

A man who lost his entire immediate family in a house fire in Leicestershire has spoken about the moment he found out about the fatal fire.

Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar's wife and three children were killed in a house fire in Leicester last Friday.

Speaking to Irish state broadcaster RTÉ in Dublin, Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar said he was mentally prepared for the news, after receiving a phone call from a friend saying they had seen the fire brigade and an ambulance in the street, but not anyone being taken from the house

In his first interview since the fire, he spoke about his intentions to bury the family in Dublin, saying the Irish people "had accepted" him, and it would give him the strength to keep doing his work for all the communities.

  • 20 Sep 2013
  • From the section Europe
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