Fire at Kuala Lumpur's Islamic school kills 25 students and teachers

Fire in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia's housing minister, Noh Omar, told journalists from news outlets including CNN that there have been 29 similar incidents involving fires at religious schools.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and the blaze was out within an hour but it wreaked awful devastation.

The victims are thought to been trapped in their dormitory as the windows were barred with metal grilles.

Roslan, a religious teacher, when asked about the students, spoke fondly of them. Seven people suffered injuries relating to the fire, while 11 who were rescued also escape harm from the flames.

After the fire broke out, nine fire engines and several operators are making efforts to douse the fire. It is one of the worst disasters in the recent times.

The ruins of the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah hostel building that caught fire, killing 23 students and two wardens.

"They escaped by breaking through a grille, and then jumping down, some of them came down holding onto (drain) pipes", said Health Minister S. Subramaniam.

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Another fire department official, Soiman Jahid, said firefighters heard shouts for help when they arrived at the school.

There are 519 tahfiz schools - where children are sent to memorize the Koran - registered in Malaysia, however many more are believed to be unregistered, the Star Online reported.

"It is premature to tell the cause of the fire". Also, the officials suspect that an electric short circuit took place at the boarding school. "All the bodies were found lumped on one another".

The fire broke out in the rooms before dawn, according to an official of the fire services and emergency on-site.

More than 200 fires have broken out in Malaysian religious schools since 2015.

He said the operator of the school had only recently submit the application for approval to the fire department, and the fire broke out before authorities could conduct the fire safety inspection.

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