KUALA LUMPUR – Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V yesterday visited the site of the fire which broke out at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah religious residential centre in Jalan Keramat Ujung, Thursday.
The King arrived at the location about 10.20 pm and was accompanied by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
His Majesty was there for almost an hour during which he met the governors of the tahfiz centre to express his sympathy over the incident.
A total of 21 students and two wardens-cum-teachers perished in the fire which occurred at 5.15 am.
Twenty-two of the victims were buried at various locations in Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan and Perak, while another is scheduled for burial in Kelantan today. – Bernama