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At least 25 dead in early morning fire at tahfiz school

14 Septembre 2017

At least 25 people including students were killed in a fire that broke out at a school in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning, reports claim.

More than 20 pupils and teachers died the 5.30am fire at the Pusat Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah religious school in Jalan Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur, today.

"The number of confirmed dead are 23 students and two wardens", Khirudin Drahman, director of Kuala Lumpur's fire and rescue department told AFP.

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The City Fire and Rescue Department said they received information on the blaze at around 5.41am. He also added that the cause of the fire is being investigated. It is one of the worst fires involving so many lives in the capital in recent years.

The bodies, on the other hand, have been moved to a nearby hospital, officials said.

The department was previously reported to have raised concerns about fire safety measures at private and unregistered tahfiz schools.

At least 25 dead in early morning fire at tahfiz school