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7 youths charged after fire at Malaysia school that killed 23

7 youths charged after fire at Malaysia school that killed 23
From CBC - September 16, 2017

Police in Malaysia have arrested seven youths in connection with a fire at an Islamic boarding school in Kuala Lumpur that killed at least 23 people, mostly teenagers.

The seven, aged 11 to 18, were brought to court and remanded for seven days, Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh told reporters at a news conference on Saturday.

"I can assure you now that the case is solved with the arrest of the seven of them," Singh said.

It was the most deadly incident of its kind in Malaysia in two decades, and has outraged the public, some of whom have called for greater safety and tougher regulation at such religious schools.

The arrested include students from the surrounding neighbourhood, and some have tested positive for consuming marijuana.

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