Keramat tahfiz tragedy: Broken leg, broken ribs, burnt but lucky to be alive


KUALA LUMPUR: He suffered a broken leg, broken ribs and burns to his face.

But 13-year old Indra Kurniawan Muhammad Amirul Azam can still count himself lucky, as he was among those who survived a deadly fire at Kampung Datuk Keramat this morning.

The dawn fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school claimed 23 lives, including those of two wardens.

Indra’s mother, Hermayani Normatias, told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital emergency room today that at the moment, her son is still unconscious.

She said that as of now, her son is still being treated in the emergency room due to his three injuries.

“I was on my way to work at 7.30am when I received a call, telling me that the my son’s school was on fire,” she said.

She said the last time she met her son was during Hari Raya Haji. She said that Indra did not appear to be himself as he didn’t go out to hang out with his friends.

"He was a lot more reserved, less talkative and preferred to be alone," she said.

Apart from Indra, six others are at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital receiving treatment for injuries suffered. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd