Boys ar­rested over fa­tal KL fire

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SEVEN boys aged be­tween 11 and 18 have been ar­rested over a deadly fire that killed 23 peo­ple in the sleep­ing quar­ters of an Is­lamic board­ing school in Kuala Lumpur.

Po­lice chief Amar Singh said it looked as though the fire had been started de­lib­er­ately, but the boys might not have been in­tend­ing to kill any­one.

The ar­rests were made based on CCTV footage.

None of the boys was a pupil at the school.

The seven boys were in­volved in a stand-off with pupils from the school a few days be­fore the in­ci­dent, Chief Singh said.

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