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Trapped behind grilles, and burnt to death


Looking for clues:  Fire and Rescue Department personnel removing gas canisters from the top floor of the building. Questions are being raised over the presence of the canisters.

Looking for clues: Fire and Rescue Department personnel removing gas canisters from the top floor of the building. Questions are being raised over the presence of the canisters.

KUALA LUMPUR: Trapped behind fixed metal grilles, and with no access to any escape route, 21 students – three of them siblings – and two teachers of a tahfiz died in an early morning blaze that swept through the top floor of the three-storey building.

Witnesses, who could only stand helplessly by as the fire raged, told of children screaming for help from behind the fixed grilles as the flames rose from their backs.

Family Community , fire , tahfiz

   

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