A FAMILY'S prayers were answered when their two daughters, seriously injured in a road accident last month, were reunited at home.
Sisters Humera and Rabia Waqar were in collision with a taxi while crossing Blackburn Road, Accrington, near their home to buy sweets five weeks ago. Humera, 12, a pupil of Rhyddings Business and Enterprise College, Oswaldtwistle, was celebrating her birthday with three-year-old Rabia when the accident happened.
The girls were rushed, unconscious and with severe head injuries, to Blackburn Royal Infirmary. They were later transferred to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in Pendlebury and then to the Royal Preston Hospital.
Their parents, Ehsan, 37, and Noureen, 34, spent weeks keeping a vigil by their bedsides, praying for their recovery.
Rabia was released a couple of weeks ago and Humera was finally allowed home this week. Noureen said: "We are overjoyed that they are both home now and seem fine.
"They have got through it and that is the main thing. Humera will be going back to school at some point but we are not sure when. It depends on how she feels. We're taking things one step at a time."