KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has expressed his sadness over the fire tragedy at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school in Kampung Datuk Keramat here this morning in which 21 students and two teachers were killed.
In a statement issued today, Datuk Pengelola Bijaya Diraja Istana Negara, Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz said His Majesty also conveyed his condolences and sympathies to the parents and family members of the students and teachers who were killed and injured in the tragedy.
“His Majesty prays that all the family members affected by the tragedy have the strength, faith and patience over this test from Allah.
“He also urged all Malaysians to pray that the souls of the students and teachers who were killed are placed among the pious.
“This is really a sad time for the nation,” the statement said.
His Majesty also thanked all the parties involved in helping the students, teachers and their families in facing this difficult situation. — BERNAMA