By Nizam Zain
KUALA LUMPUR – The first remains of the fire tragedy victim of residential religious school, Pusat Darul Quran Ittafiqiyah in Datuk Keramat has been escorted out of the National Medical Forensic Institute, Kuala Lumpur Hospital at around 4.05 p.m. just now.
It was understood that the remains was brought to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mosque for funeral prayers before being transported to the cemetery for burial.
The 23 bodies of the victims who perished yesterday will be brought out in stages, pending for the disaster victim identification (DVI) process to be concluded.
At the moment, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is still at the National Medical Forensic Institute with Minister at Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.
Both leaders would continue to be there until all 23 bodies of the victims have been managed.
The hearses were accompanied by police escort service.
Meanwhile, the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) in a statement said that twelve of the 23 victims will be laid to rest at the Raudhatul Sakinah Cemetery in Taman Batu Muda.
The four of the remaining victims would be laid to rest at Jalan Ampang Muslim cemetery, one each at the Muslim cemetery in Taman Kosas, Dato’ Keramat, Jalan Klang Lama Taman Medan and Bukit Kuari Cheras.
Three other remains would be buried at the cemetery in Paroi Jaya, Seremban (Negeri Sembilan), Pengkalan Kubur (Kelantan) and Sungkai (Perak). – MalaysiaGazette.