KUALA LUMPUR: The 24 bodies found on the top floor of a religious centre, Pusat Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah in Keramat here, which went ablaze this morning were burnt and lying on top of each other.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said the bodies were found at two locations on the third floor of the building which was occupied by 36 students.
“Investigation found the condition of the 24 bodies was burnt and they were lying on top of one another,” he told reporters after visiting the scene of the fire.
He said the religious centre only had one exit, the reason why most of the occupants were trapped and could not be saved. The fire was believed to have started at the exit.
The windows also did not have safety features that allowed for use during emergency. – Bernama