25 people, mostly students, killed in Malaysia school fire

Fire in Kuala Lumpur

Up to 25 dead in Malaysia religious school blaze: Reports

A fire occurred at a tahfiz school at Jalan Keramat Ujung in Kuala Lumpur at 5.41am on Sept 14, 2017.

At least 25 people including many students, teachers are reportedly killed in fire that broke at a school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

According to the City Fire and Rescue Services Department, the dead are believed to consist of students and wardens.

Terming it as the country's worst disasters in the past 20 years, Drahman was quoted as saying that the deaths may have been a result of smoke inhalation.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and the blaze was out within an hour but not before it wreaked awful devastation - pictures in local media showed ash-covered, fire-blackened beds. A fire department official at the scene said that the blaze broke out in bedrooms before dawn, and firefighters from a nearby station were on the scene within minutes.

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

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