'Russian dorm fire was scary': Malaysian students

'Russian dorm fire was scary': Malaysian students

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian students caught in a fire at the Russian National Research Medical University in Moscow, have described the incident as scary and expressed relief that no one among them was really hurt.

Naveen Anbalakan, 27, said the cause of the fire was still unknown and there was mostly speculation.

"At this point, we are all still busy sorting out our things and other pending issues," he said.

He added that some in the dormitory had suffered burns, although most were fine.

Temple priest Ramani Pattu said his son Mohanan Pattu, 21, was admitted briefly for smoke inhalation but was discharged soon after on Wednesday night.

"He was terrified but is okay now. So are the other seven who were kept longer in the hospital," he said.

He added that Mohanan told him a Nigerian student had suffered 50 per cent burns.

"We are glad that everything is almost sorted now and we have been told that the Malaysian Embassy is helping the students there," he said.

Following the fire at the dormitory at 11.30pm on Wednesday, 21 students were sent to the hospital.

According to a statement by Wisma Putra, seven students - Mohanan, Pavin Raaj Selva Kumar, Praveena Sunthar Raj, Chen Wei Jun, Naveen, Zainal Nastaiin and Sharath Raj - received additional treatment.

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