KUALA LUMPUR---At least 25 people have died after a fire broke out at a religious (tahfiz) school in Jalan Datuk Keramat early Thursday.
The City Fire and Rescue Department said they received information on the blaze at around 5 a.m.
"Based on our information at the moment, 25 students and teachers have died in the fire.
"Our personnel are still at the scene," he said.
In August, The Star reported that the Fire and Rescue Department was concerned about the fire safety measures at unregistered and private tahfiz (religious) schools, having recorded 211 fires involving them since 2015.
Earlier that month, 16 people includ...
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