A funeral shall be held on Saturday for the 4 members of the Afzaal household killed within the alleged hate-motivated assault.
Salman Afzaal, 46, his spouse Madiha Salman, 44, their daughter Yumna Salman, 15, and her grandmother Talat Afzaal, 74, have been struck and killed by a car whereas out for a stroll Sunday night in London Ont.
The household’s nine-year-old son, who was injured in the course of the assault, is the only real survivor and stays in hospital with severe accidents.
A non-public visitation will happen Saturday morning at O’Neil Funeral house earlier than the procession leaves for the Islamic Centre of Southwestern Ontario.
The procession will head west on York Road to Wellington after which head south on Wellington to Southdale.
It’s going to then flip left on Southdale and headed east to Pone Mills Street and switch proper onto the road the place the centre is positioned, 951 Pond Mills Rd.
“If anybody is on the road or needs to pay their respects because the procession goes by, the household says they’re greater than welcome,” funeral director Joseph O’Neil stated.
Though funerals within the province are capped at 50 folks, O’Neil stated “in mild of precedent set” in the course of the vigil on Tuesday, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario is permitting extra flexibility on measurement on this case.
An out of doors prayer service is ready to start out at 1:30 p.m. with a personal burial to observe.
“The general public is invited till the capability is full and so they hope to have reside streaming up for the service as nicely,” O’Neil stated.
All of these in attendance shall be required to put on masks and requested to take heed to organizers coordinating the service.
Earlier this week, a vigil was held within the aftermath of the assault. Hundreds of individuals got here collectively outdoors the London Mosque to pay their respects and present their assist for the household.
London Police have stated they consider the household was focused due to their Muslim religion.
The driving force of the car, a 20-year-old London man, has been arrested and is dealing with 4 counts of first-degree homicide and one rely of tried homicide.
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