PETALING JAYA - Six Malaysian students remained in hospitals in Moscow being treated for respiratory problems and skin burns following a fire that ripped through their university hostel on Wednesday.
Malaysian Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Francisco Munis said as at 10pm (Malaysia), the students are warded at three hospitals and embassy officials are monitoring their condition.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, he told The Star Online. It was reported that 21 Malaysians were treated after the fire broke out at the Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU) in Moscow - one of Russia's oldest.
In a press statement released by Wisma Putra on Thursday, the Malaysian Embassy confirmed that all the students, except for seven, received outpatient treatment.
The seven are Mohannan Pattu, Pavin Raaj Selva Kumar, Praveena Sunthar Raj, Chen Wei Jun, Naveen Anbalakan, Zainal Nastaiin and Sharath Raj, the statement said.
The fire at the dormitory broke out at 11.30pm on Wednesday.
Representatives from the Malaysian embassy led by Ambassador Datuk Zainol Abidin Omar visited the students on Thursday.
The embassy is also working together with university authorities to facilitate temporary lodgings for the students.