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Deadly fire at Kuala Lumpur school

Original story at BBC News• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

BBC News 1 week ago

 
At least 25 students and teachers have been killed in a fire at a religious school in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, officials say. The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of the morning. "The number of confirmed dead are 23 students and two wardens," Khirudin Drahman, director of the city's fire and rescue department, told the AFP news agency. Their ages were not immediately clear. Such schools - where children study the Koran, usually as boarders - take children aged between five and 18. The emergency official said the fire in the ...
 
 
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14 Sep
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RT @BBCNewsAsia: Malaysian leader @NajibRazak has tweeted his sympathies to those affected by the KL school fire: https://t.co/ZdKeagTOQq h…