KUALA LUMPUR: Nearly 24 people died in a firing that took place at an Islamic boarding school for boys on Thursday morning in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The officials believed that the incident occurred due to an electrical short circuit that took place in the top floor dormitory of school.
The blaze took place at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, a “tahfiz” boarding school on Thursday where the teachers taught students about Koran.
As per the officials, the death toll has reached to 25 that involves 22 students and 2 wardens.
On the top, the firing started in the sleeping quarters of the three-storey school building on Thursday.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh affirmed that the age of boys who lost lives were 13-17. They died because of suffocation.
Several student trapped within the floor as it had only one entrance. Few spectators stated, they had heed the candidates weeping for assistance following the blaze occurred.
“They’re still counting the bodies, which were piled on top of each other in a corner,” Singh affirmed.
Many kins of sufferers assembled in front of the school. The cops chief asserted no foul play was assumed.
“Seven people were taken to a close hospital for injuries, on the other hand, 11 others were rescued”, officials affirmed.