Malaysia: 25 people, most of them students, were killed due to fire in school

Twenty-five people, most of them students, were killed when a fire tore through a religious school in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, an official said.

The blaze broke out in the religious school, Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, located in a mainly Malay settlement of Datuk Keramat just before dawn.

“The number of confirmed dead is 23 students and two wardens,” Khirudin Drahman, director of Kuala Lumpur’s fire and rescue department told AFP.

“They could have died due to smoke inhalation or got trapped in the fire.

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