Malaysia cops ar­rest 7 boys linked to deadly school fire

Hindustan Times (Amritsar) - - World -

KUALALUMPUR: Malaysian po­lice said on Satur­day they have ar­rested seven boys sus­pected of in­ten­tion­ally start­ing a fire at an Is­lamic board­ing school that killed 23 peo­ple be­cause stu­dents there had teased them. Kuala Lumpur po­lice chief Amar Singh said the boys, aged 11 to 18, were rounded up since Fri­day night af­ter they were iden­ti­fied in CCTV footage that showed them near the school the night of the fire. Thurs­day’s blaze blocked the lone exit to the dor­mi­tory on the top floor, trap­ping stu­dents behind barred win­dows. Two adults and 21 stu­dents.

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