KUALA LUMPUR: Up to 25 people are reported dead in a blaze which destroyed a tahfiz school in Datuk Keramat here early this morning.

It is understood that the bodies are being transported to the KL Hospital.

According to authorities, the school at Jalan Keramat Hujung caught fire at about 5.15am.


Family members seen outside the tahfiz school in Datuk Keramat that caught fire this morning. Pix by Mohd Yusni Ariffin

When contacted, a spokesman from the City Fire and Rescue Department said they received a call about the incident at 5.41am.

As of 8am, the Department has nine fire engines from four stations at the scene.

The spokesman said firefighting operations are ongoing.


Firemen seen at the scene of fire at a religious school at Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur this morning. Pix by Mohd Yusni Ariffin

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A tahfiz school in Datuk Keramat was destroyed in a blaze early this morning. Pix by Mohd Yusni Ariffin
25 people are reported dead in a blaze which destroyed a tahfiz school in Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur. Pix by Mohd Yusni Ariffin