Large-scale fire occurred Thursday morning in the capital of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur: there burned a religious school. According to preliminary data, killed at least 25 people. Many of them are students, says The Star.
The three-storey school building Darul Ittifaqiyah in the area of Kampung Datuk Keramat caught fire about 5:40 local time. When at the emergency firefighters arrived, the upper floor of the school was fully engulfed in flames.
The Star said that there are the bedrooms for students. Eyewitnesses say that some time from the building came the cries for help.
Firefighters who arrived at the emergency, could only limit the spread of fire. According to preliminary reports, the fire killed 25 people: 22 students and three teachers. Four were hospitalized in critical condition.
The Star emphasizes that a month ago, in August, fire and rescue Department of the capital expressed serious concern over non-compliance with fire safety measures in such schools, private Muslim schools (tagfish). In 2015 there were more than 200 fires.