Syed Shahid Abbas has had a prosthetic leg since a motorcycle accident in 1996, which made it more difficult to evacuate. His prosthesis got stuck in the window when emergency personnel were helping him out of the sixth floor.

The family can no longer live in their disabled apartment and must instead live temporarily with their daughter. Seven people share a two-room apartment that is not adapted to Shahid's special needs.

"It's very difficult for me, I need help with a new apartment as soon as possible," he told SVT two days after the fire.

Investigation ongoing

The fire is said to have started on the fourth floor and then spread upwards in the building, which has a total of seven floors. Syed Shahid Abbas does not know at the moment when he will be able to move back to his apartment.

What caused the fire is unclear. The police have launched a preliminary investigation into general negligence.