Two survivors of tahfiz fire to be discharged tomorrow

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Two students who sustained burns from the deadly fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah school last month are expected to be discharged from the hospital tomorrow.

Kuala Lumpur Hospital director Dr Zaininah Mohd Zain said Indra Kurniawan Mohd Amirul and Zunnun Misri Nasrun, both 12, had shown positive reactions to the treatment.

“Both of them sustained burns over 20 to 30 percent of their bodies. After undergoing treatment for nearly a month, they are almost fully recovered from their physical wounds,” she told reporters when met at the hospital today.

Another survivor, Muhammad Shahir Sharifuddin, 11, who is still receiving treatment at the paediatric ward, is expected to be discharged later this month.

“For Muhammad Shahir, his injury was more severe as he also sustained a bone fracture, but he is recovering well,” she said.

Mentally and emotionally, Zaininah said the three students had been given psychological treatment to overcome their trauma and resume their normal lives.

“They were badly traumatised and had been having nightmares after the incident, but with the continuous and undivided support from their families, they can now smile and talk to other people,” she said.

The tragic fire at the tahfiz school, which occurred on Sept 14, resulted in the death of 21 students and two teachers.

- Bernama

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