Tahfiz Fire: Survivors Escaped To Safety Through Broken Windows

Last update: 14/09/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) --My son had to break the window from the third floor and jump onto the awning on the first floor to escape said Datuk Dr Sharifuddin Musa, 45, father of Mohd Shahir, 11, one of the survivors of the tragic fire which broke out at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre at Jalan Keramat Ujung here early this morning.

He was informed of the incident when preparing for Subuh prayers before rushing to the scene and finding that fire had spread rapidly on the third floor of the building.

"My son and his friends who managed to break the windows, scrambled out and jumped onto the awning, causing it to break. They were helped by the people who were waiting at the basement of the building," he told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) Emergency Ward today.

Sharifuddin, who is also a committee member of Surau Ittifaqah which is located near to the tahfiz centre said his son, who is the third of four siblings, was currently being treated at HKL for burns on his back.

He added that the Tahfiz centre which was built following contributions from the surau had been operating for only about a year.....