An Islamic boarding school in the Malaysian capital left 21 students and two teachers dead as a fire broke out. It is said to be one of the worst fire disaster in years.
Just before dawn the blaze broke out in tahfiz and within an hour of the firefighters arrival the fire subsided at the Kuala Lumpur Islamic school. However, within that period of time the fire was able to wreak havoc killing 23 persons. There are also six other students in critical condition at the hospital.