KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Twenty-one young boys who died in a fire at a private Islamic boarding school were buried in Malaysia on Friday amid renewed calls for better regulation of religious schools.
The charred bodies were released to family members after being identified through DNA testing. Islamic authorities and grieving family members held prayers for the victims at the hospital mosque before the bodies were taken to cemeteries.
Eleven of the boys were buried outside Kuala Lumpur, where hundreds of relatives and well-wishers mourned as the bodies, wrapped in white shrouds, were lowered into the graves. In another cemetery