37 Students Escape Unharmed From A Tahfiz School Fire In Rembau

An alert call was made to the fire and rescue department at 1.50am today.

Cover image via Twitter/Bomba

A massive fire gutted a tahfiz school in Rembau early morning today, 28 September

The fire and rescue team putting out the fire at Yayasan Sofa Astana tahfiz school.

Image via New Straits Times

New Straits Times (NST) reported that a distress call was made from Yayasan Sofa Astana tahfiz school to the Negri Sembilan Fire and Rescue Department at 1.50am.

"Our personnel arrived 10 minutes after receiving a distress call and managed to control the fire in 15 minutes and completely douse it after half an hour," Negri Sembilan Fire and Rescue director Norazam Khamis told Bernama.

The early morning blaze destroyed 60% of the all-girls two-storey hostel

37 residents who were at the scene escaped the fire unharmed

However, three of them with a history of asthma were rushed to the Tampin Hospital for treatment for inhaling smoke.

The authorities are currently investigating the causes and estimated losses from the fire.

A couple of weeks ago, on 14 September, a massive fire engulfed a tahfiz school in Kuala Lumpur:

The number of fire incidents at tahfiz schools in Malaysia are increasing at an alarming rate. In the past two years, there have been 211 fire cases in tahfiz schools: