Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Fire kills at least 25 at religious school in Malaysian capital

Tahfiz school blaze also a murder case says KL police chief Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh says all suspects in the case have been arrested. – The Malaysian Insight file pic
Howard Terry | 16 September, 2017, 00:41

The fire erupted shortly before dawn in the school Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, located in the district of Datuk Keramat, with a muslim majority. Seven people were taken to a nearby hospital for injuries, while 11 others were rescued, the notice said.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and the fire was out within an hour but it wreaked awful devastation. They noted that the original architectural design for the dorm included two staircases for exit, but a wall made it impossible for students to access the second exit.

Soiman said the school had submitted a request for fire safety approval but no new checks had been carried out as the request was still being processed.

Firefighters and witnesses described scenes of horror - first of boys screaming for help behind barred windows as neighbours watched helplessly, and later of burnt bodies huddled in corners of the rooms in the Pusat Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah.

The fire department was called shortly after the fire began and quickly arrived to the area.

"We found that the fire had spread in a odd and unusual manner, quickly, and in a big way".

Noh Omar, minister for urban well-being, housing and local government, says the school's original architectural plan including an open top floor that allowed access to two exit staircases.

Shortly after the fire broke out, pictures started surfacing on the internet showing the charred building and ash-covered beds. "I pray they have the strength to get through this hard time", he said.

Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department director Khirudin Drahman also said that they are now investigating the possibility that yesterday's fire was an act of mischief. "All of the bodies were found grouped together on each other", he added.

Police said the probe into the fire at an Islamic school in the city has not been classified as a criminal investigation but would wait for new leads to emerge from the tragedy which claimed the lives of 23 students and teachers.

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

Malaysian specialists have raised worries about security measures at unregulated private religious schools. "The school also does not have any licence from the local religious authorities".

Recommended

  • Why Gambling Online Should Be a Right and Not a Privilege

    Why Gambling Online Should Be a Right and Not a Privilege

    It’s a game of chance isn’t it? But if it’s a game of chance that you can play online, then it’s a no-no. Furthermore, the study suggests that it’s far easier to police gambling addiction online than it is in real life casinos.
    Chasing Plan for World Hurdle Winner Thistlecrack

    Chasing Plan for World Hurdle Winner Thistlecrack

    However, this is perhaps not the route to go for punters who are again looking to beat the bookmakers, with the Supreme Novices' Hurdle the perfect example.
    Make a bet on the chess tournament

    Make a bet on the chess tournament

    You need to gather the information about their weak and strong habits, before you will visit best sports betting site . Some players are trying to make quick decisions, while others can better manifest themselves after long reflection.
  • Showers move out to bring us a great weekend

    Showers move out to bring us a great weekend

    Bigger changes move our way this weekend starting with thunderstorm chances Friday night through Saturday night . A frontal boundary stalled out across the region today will be the focus for isolated showers and thunderstorms.
    Perera helps World XI level series 1-1

    Perera helps World XI level series 1-1

    In the first match of Independence Cup, he leaked as many as 51 runs and then scored a mere 17 in a pursuit of colossal total. Pakistan's experienced batsman Malik (39) lifted the total when he hit Cutting for two sixes in his 23-ball knock.
    Current State Gambling Laws in the USA

    Current State Gambling Laws in the USA

    Local Gambling Laws Since the USA is a huge country, grasping the complete landscape of local gaming laws is virtually impossible. Despite that, there are still online casinos that accept American players and give them options to make deposits and withdrawals.
  • Oil prices steady after strong gains due to higher demand forecast

    Oil prices steady after strong gains due to higher demand forecast

    Neil Atkinson told CNBC that "pretty robust" demand showed that a rebalancing of the market is "underway". Gasoline stockpiles were down 8.4 million barrels for the week, the EIA said .
    Dirty tricks of casino

    Dirty tricks of casino

    This is how people can feel themselves more comfortable with low ceilings, but their attention drawn to the object at the bottom. Therefore, in order not to cause you unnecessary association casino changes your money on the colored glass chips.
    Vicente claims glory at Scottish National

    Vicente claims glory at Scottish National

    With mixed fortunes in past races, recent form for Vicente meant that he was the 14/1 outsider for the race with bookmakers Coral. Having started the day trailing, wins for Vivaldi Collonges and Le Mercury added over £40,000 to Nicholls’ total.
  • Here's why NASA had to crash Cassini

    Here's why NASA had to crash Cassini

    This Grand Finale , as NASA calls it, came about as Cassini's fuel tank started getting low after 13 years exploring the planet. The mission's final calculations predict loss of contact with the Cassini spacecraft will take place on Friday at 7.55 a.m.
    Top Premier League contenders after the transfer window

    Top Premier League contenders after the transfer window

    Now Eden Hazard is playing well again and Diego Costa is hitting some scoring form, Chelsea should be challenging once more. After underachievement last season, most anticipate City being challengers this time around.
    A Look at the Growth of the Canadian Online Gambling Market over the past 10 years

    A Look at the Growth of the Canadian Online Gambling Market over the past 10 years

    There are now several online gambling sites operating in the country including Bodog, owned by Canadian billionaire Calvin Arye. The KGC also carries out similar functions for other online gambling operators from around the world.

Georgia teen's death at LSU frat house possible hazing incident Georgia teen's death at LSU frat house possible hazing incident More detailed toxicology analysis is to come, so the autopsy could take four weeks longer to complete, the office said. William "Beau" Clark issued a statement Friday morning on the death of Maxwell Gruver, 18, of Roswell, Georgia.

Alphabet Considering Investment in Lyft of $1 Billion Alphabet Considering Investment in Lyft of $1 Billion They plan to bring autonomous vehicle technology into the mainstream through pilot projects and product-development efforts. Google was an early investor in Uber , but the companies are now engaged in a hard-fought lawsuit over trade secrets .

Jennifer Garner on laughing gas crying about Hamilton is everything Jennifer Garner on laughing gas crying about Hamilton is everything It's only been two weeks since Garner joined Instagram , and this video-her seventh post-has been viewed more than 22,000 times. "They did the sad part of Hamilton and I started crying and I couldn't stop", she recounted in her call.