Fire kills 24 at Islamic school in Kuala Lumpur

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Fire kills 24 at Islamic school in Kuala Lumpur
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A fire at an Islamic boarding school for boys killed at least 24 people, most of them students, in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning, officials said.

Officials suspected an electrical short circuit caused the blaze that broke out in a top floor dormitory, where most of the students perished.

The fire at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, a “tahfiz” boarding school where students learn to memorise the Koran, was reported around 5.40 a.m. local time (22:40 Cyprus time Wednesday), according to a statement from the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department.

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Fire kills 24 at Islamic school in Kuala Lumpur


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