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Slough train deaths: Respects paid at Rubina Khan's mosque

The Jamia Masjid and Islamic Centre Image copyright Google maps
Image caption The three-story mosque in Slough is expecting between 500 and 800 mourners for the funeral

People have been paying their respects at a mosque in Slough where a mother and son who were hit by a train worshipped.

The Jamia Masjid and Islamic Centre has had around 150 visitors, according to the mosque's trustee and family friend Latif Khan.

Rubina Khan, 46, and Amaar Khan, 10, were hit by a train at Slough station on Tuesday morning.

Mr Khan said: "They are one of the nicest families I've known."

'Popular family'

He said the Khan family have lived in Slough for about 50 years and are a "well-respected and educated" family.

Mrs Khan attended the mosque in in Stoke Poges Lane regularly with her three sons and the rest of her family.

"The whole family was popular," said Mr Khan.

"Friends and family have been coming from Slough and the surrounding areas.

"We can't believe this has happened. They can't believe it."

When the funeral is held, Mr Latif, a former mayor of Slough, said the mosque was expecting between 500 and 800 mourners to attend.

British Transport Police said the deaths were being treated as suspicious, but no third party was being sought.

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