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File picture shows rescue workers at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school after a fire broke out in September 14, 2017. — Reuters picFile picture shows rescue workers at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school after a fire broke out in September 14, 2017. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — Twenty-five students and two religious teachers at a tahfiz school in Kapar had a narrow escape this afternoon when the roof of their residential school caught fire.

Star Online reported that the occupants were all downstairs in a classroom when a fire broke out in one of the four bedrooms of the Nurul Al-Quran tahfiz school at about 2.30pm.

Three fire engines, one each from the Sungai Pinang, Kota Raja and Kapar fire stations, rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call at 2.45pm and the fire was brought under control within 20 minutes.

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar’s political secretary Datuk Faisal Abdullah was also at the scene. He said the tahfiz school was not registered with the Selangor Islamic Religious Department.

“They have submitted their application for registration which was still pending,” Faisal said.

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