Board­ing school fire kills 23

Cape Argus - - WORLD -

KUALA LUMPUR: A blaze at an Is­lamic board­ing school in the Malaysian cap­i­tal killed at least 23 peo­ple yes­ter­day, most of them teenage boys who cried for help from barred win­dows, of­fi­cials say.

The fire had broke out at about 5.40am in a top-floor dor­mi­tory in the three-storey build­ing, fire­men said. Most pupils had still been sleep­ing. They man­aged to open just one win­dow.

Two teach­ers also died in the fire at the Darul Qu­ran It­ti­faqiyah.

Most vic­tims died of smoke in­hala­tion.

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