Tahfiz fire tragedy: Students to resume classes in October
The new building that is currently under renovation, will be inspected by the authorities before it obtains a certificate of fitness.
KUALA LUMPUR: The students of the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre in Jalan Keramat Ujung here are expected to resume classes latest by October at a new building located not far from the temporary premises that went up in flames on Thursday.
Its principal, Mohd Zahid Mahmood said the new building was currently under renovation.
âWe will bring in furniture and the other items needed. The building will also be inspected by the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) to obtain a certificate of fitness.
âWhen all these are completed, the students will resume their studies there,â he told reporters here today.
He said the centre was now left with only 18 students between the ages of 13 to 17, who survived the fire in which 21 students and two teachers died at 5.15am on Thursday.
During a media conference convened abruptly last night, Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh Ishar Singh said seven youths, aged 11 to 18 years, were detained to help in investigations over the fire at the tahfiz centre.
Amar Singh said the fire is believed to be a case of arson and the result of a conflict between the schoolâs students and some outsiders.
Six of the seven suspects detained tested positive for drugs and are being remanded for seven days until Sept 22 to assist police in their investigations.
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