(File pix) Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman is saddened by what happened to the students of a tahfiz school in Kuala Lumpur today. Pix by Ghazali Kori

HULU TERENGGANU: The state government has instructed all relevant agencies to inspect and ensure that all school buildings, including tahfiz and tuition centres, meet safety requirements.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said the prevention of fire outbreaks, especially at boarding schools, is of utmost importance.

"I am saddened at what happened to the students at a tahfiz school in Bukit Keramat, Kuala Lumpur (today).

"We want to prevent such incidents in Terengganu. The loss of innocent lives is simply inexcusable, if it is caused by our own negligence," he said after opening the Kenyir Festival 2017 today.

Razif conveyed his condolences to the families of students who died in the 5.45am fire.

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