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Witness Claims Three Loud Explosions Before Fire Razes Homes

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PORT KLANG – One of the victims of a fire incident that destroyed 14 houses in the Bagan Hailam fishing village here, claimed to have heard three loud explosions before the flames started to engulf the houses. Loo Tien Seong, 55, said when he was with his four family members at home watching television when…

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Fire At Jalan Gasing EPF Building

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KUALA LUMPUR – A part of the six-storey Employees Provident Fund (EPF) building in Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya, went up in flames this afternoon. Firefighters are on hand to put out the blaze that has attracted many onlookers. Thick smoke and flames were seen in one section of the building that is located close to…

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Couple, Baby Scalded In House Fire

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KOTA KINABALU – A couple and their 11-month-old daughter were scalded in a fire which destroyed their house in Kampung Mempias, Jalan Sinua, about 80 kilometre from Keningau town last night. The victims were identified as Yesmin Jubilik, 26, who was scalded on the leg, his wife, Petronella Jems, 38, whose limbs were scalded, and…

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Sawmill Almost Destroyed In Fire

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KENINGAU – A sawmill which had been operating for the past 20 years was almost destroyed in a fire, here last night. According to a statement from the Sabah branch of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Penampang, the Kota Kinabalu and Lintas fire and rescue departments were deployed to the scene shortly after…

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No Malaysians Affected In South Korean Hospital Blaze

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KUALA LUMPUR – No Malaysians were affected by the fire at a South Korean hospital that killed at least 37 people, according to the Foreign Ministry. In a statement today, the ministry said this was based on information received from local authorities through the Malaysian embassy in Seoul. “No Malaysians were reported to be involved…

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Four Vehicles At Senior Customs Officer’s House Set On Fire

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PUTRAJAYA – Four vehicles belonging to a senior Customs officer and his family members which were parked in front of their house at the government quarters at Precinct 11 here were believed to have been set on fire early today. The incident, which occurred about 3.30 am, also affected the front portion of the house…

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Unemployed Angered Over Not Getting Money, Sets House On Fire

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KUANTAN – A jobless man burns down his family house in Jengka 11, Maran after his mother refused to give him money yesterday. Maran police chief DSP Norzamri Abd Rahman said the 37-year-old suspect was believed to have carried out the act at 2pm and it was learnt he had been making the threat in…

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Fire Destroys 30 Shops, Mosque In Kinabatangan

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KINABATANGAN – A fire destroyed a row of 30 shops and a mosque in Kampung Paris 3 near here early today. No one was injured in the blaze, the cause of which and damage have yet to be ascertained. Kinabatangan Fire and Rescue Station chief Nurul Azlan Jalalludin said the station was notified of the…

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RM5.2 Bln In Losses From Fire Incidents In 2017

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PUTRAJAYA – Losses including destruction to property in fire incidents rose by 81.8 per cent to RM5.2 billion last year from RM2.87 billion in 2016. Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director-general, Datuk Seri Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim said although the number of emergency calls received was down by 6.12 per cent from the figure in…

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All Housing Areas Should Have Community Fire Brigades

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KUANTAN – All housing areas particularly those in towns should establish community fire brigades to help minimise the loss of life and property in the event of fires. The Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmah Shah said members of neighbourhood watch groups (rukun tetangga) in housing areas should undergo basic fire safety training by…

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Three Houses Destroyed By Fire In Kuantan

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KUANTAN – Three houses were destroyed in a fire in Perkampungan Sungai Isap 2 here, today. “A short circuit might have been the cause of the 4.30pm blaze,” said Pahang Fire and Rescue Department operations division chief, Ashrul Riezal Asbar. A fire victim Wan Nor Azlina Wan Hamid, 54, said when the fire broke out…

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Man Dies Smoke Inhalation During House Fire

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SHAH ALAM – A 58-year-old man died in a fire that started at the altar of a double-storey house in Taman Sentosa, Klang, today, according to the Fire and Rescue Service. Sang Lai Wah is believed to have died of smoke inhalation during the fire at about 7.30 am, said Seri Andalas Fire and Rescue…

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Twelve Dead In New York City Apartment Fire – Mayor

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NEW YORK – Twelve people were killed, including an infant, and four were critically injured on Thursday in a fire in an apartment building in New York City’s borough of the Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “People died on various floors of the apartment, ranging in age from 1 to over 50,” city Fire…

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Fire In Kampung Baru Destroys Several Houses

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KUALA LUMPUR – A fire occurred this morning in the Kampung Baru area occupied by residential and business premises in the heart of the city. As at 10.45 am, firefighters were combating the blaze with the assistance of the people in the locality. Thick smoke was visible in the area close to Jalan Raja Muda…

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Fire Razes Motorcycle Workshop, Kills Woman

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PEKAN – A woman was killed when a motorcycle workshop caught fire in Kampung Ketapang Tengah near here yesterday afternoon. The victim, Nur Hana Shahirah Mohd Rashid, 23, died on the way to Pekan Hospital after being found unconscious in a room at the workshop. Pekan district police chief Supt Amran Sidek said initial investigation…

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Najib Conveys Condolences To MCA Leader Over Fire Tragedy

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has expressed his condolences to Tanjong MCA Youth chief Lim Swee Bok over the death of his four family members in a fire at their house in Pangkalan Weld, Penang, today. “No words can truly describe the tragic loss of Lim Swee Bok’s family. Heartfelt condolences and…

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Family Of 4 Perish In George Town Fire

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  GEORGE TOWN – The charred remains of four members of a family including two children were recovered at a house that was razed early this morning at Pintasan Cecil 5, Pengkalan Weld here. The bodies of two women and a girl were found in the living room while that of a boy was found…

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Sarawak PAS Commissioner Suffers Burns In House Fire

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MIRI – Sarawak PAS commissioner Jofri Jaraiee, 50, suffered burns on his legs in a fire outbreak at his two-storey house in Kampung Luak Bay, here, at 1am today. Jofri, who is receiving treatment at Miri Hospital, said he was injured while trying to save his father, ​Jaraiee Marhaban, in his 80’s, who was trapped…

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California Wildfires: 3 Malaysian Families Evacuated

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PUTRAJAYA – Three Malaysian families have been evacuated by local authorities and reported to be safe following wildfires in the northern and southern part of California on Sunday (Oct 8), according to Wisma Putra. “No injuries have been reported,” it said in a statement here today. More than 20,000 residents have been evacuated following the…

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3 Houses Damaged In Fire Kg. Batu Dua Sungai Petani

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SUNGAI PETANI – Three houses were damaged in a fire which broke out in Kampung Batu Dua near Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Min Terk near here last night. Sungai Petani Fire and Rescue Station operation commander Mohd Ridzuan Nut Jamudin said the station received a distress call at 11.49 pm and firemen arrived at…

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Jalan Bukit Kemuning Fire Destroys Lorries, Trailers

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SHAH ALAM – Seven 10-tonne lorries and two trailers owned by a box manufacturer which were parked in front of a factory in Jalan Bukit Kemuning here were destroyed in a fire early today. Selangor Fire and Rescue Department, station and operation management branch chief Alimaddia Bukri said the blaze was already raging when firefighters…

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Eleven Killed In Eastern China House Fire

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Shanghai – Eleven people died when a blaze engulfed two houses early Monday in an eastern China city prone to fatal fire disasters, the government said. The fire broke out shortly after midnight in the city of Taizhou in Zhejiang province, and left two other people hospitalised in serious condition, a local government statement said.…

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Tahfiz Centre’s New Premises To Be Operational Early Next Year

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  KUALA LUMPUR – The new premises of the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah residential religious school in Jalan Keramat Hujung here, which was previously scheduled to be operational in October, will only be opened early next year. Its principal Mohd Zahid Mahmood said the postponement was due to the improvement works to meet with several safety…

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Tahfiz Fire Survivors’ Families Request Privacy

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KUALA LUMPUR- The families of the Darul Quran Ittifaqyah tahfiz school fire survivors have asked the media and members of the public not to invade their privacy. Kuala Lumpur Hospital director Datuk Dr Zaininah Mohd Zain said the victims’ family members conveyed the request through the hospital’s management. “The families, whose children are currently being…

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Does Not Believe Death Penalty Appropriate Sentence

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KUALA LUMPUR- ‘I believe there is no need to criticise the parents (of the suspects), as no one would want their children to commit this act,’ said Norazizan Abd Razak, 46, a father of one of the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school fire victims. His son, Taufik Hidayat Norazizan, 16, was among the 23 people…

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Forensics Team Arrives For 2nd Investigative Sweep

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KUALA LUMPUR- A police forensics team arrived at the gutted Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz centre at 10.05am today. Soon upon arrival, a member of the 15-personnel team provided a media briefing and explained that they were planning another sweep of the burnt-out scene. “We ask the media and the public to stand back, because we…

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Family Agree To KL Burial Alongside Fallen Classmates

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ALOR STAR- The family of one of the students who perished in the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz school in Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur yesterday has agreed for his remains to be laid to rest alongside the other victims. The granduncle of 10-year-old victim Muhamad Aidil Aqmal Mohamad Zamzuri, Baha’udin Ahmad, 70, from Pendang, Kedah said…

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Pusat Tahfiz: We Cannot Confirm It Is Him – Family

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KUALA LUMPUR- The next-of-kin of one of the young victims of the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah fire found it difficult to identify his body, as it was burned beyond recognition. Noor Aini Kamarudeen, 31, the sister-in-law of victim Muhammad Haikal Abdullah, 12, said the second round of the identification process by the deceased’s mother and…

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Pusat Tahfiz: Malaysians Gather For Prayers

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KUALA LUMPUR- Malaysians from around the country and from all walks of life have been so affected by the tahfiz school fire tragedy that some have gathered to pray for the victims at the site. They gathered in front of Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school along Jalan Keramat Hujung today to visit the fire scene…

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Pusat Tahfiz: Sombre Sky Over The Cemetery

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GOMBAK: Preparations for burial plots are underway at Raudhatul Sakinah cemetery in Kampung Muda, Gombak to lay to rest 12 students of Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz school who perished in the early morning fire yesterday morning. The weather is somewhat downcast at the cemetary this morning to lend a solemn mood to the atmosphere. According…

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