Firefighters carry a body out of religious school Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah after a fire broke out in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 14, 2017. (REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin)
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Twenty-four people, mostly teenage boys, were killed Thursday when a blaze tore through a Malaysian religious school, in what officials said was one of the country's worst fire disasters for years.Officials initially said 23 students and two teachers were killed in the blaze.In Aug. 16 people including eight students fled an early morning fire at a family-run tahfiz in Baling, in the northern state of Kedah, the paper reported.It said there was a major fire at a school in 1989 in the northern state of Kedah, which killed 27 female students.While major fires are rare in Malaysia, they do occur occasionally.
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