At least five pupils, aged between six and seven, have died and scores injured in two separate school dormitory fires reported in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
The victims have been identified as Tena Denge,6; Bashira Nabawesi, 6; Julian Nakalanzi,6, all in primary one and seven-year-old Hasina Nakawuki, a primary two pupil.The victims have been identified as Tena Denge,6; Bashira Nabawesi, 6; Julian Nakalanzi,6, all in primary one and seven-year-old Hasina Nakawuki, a primary two pupil.“We are looking into the matter why police wasn't informed on time to help come rescue the situation. Our fire prevention and rescue services are still on ground with our investigative teams to ascertain the cause,” Mr Owoyesigyire added.
The pupil has been identified as Savio Kasozi, a primary four pupil.Parents have been urged to take their children home as police investigate the cause of the fire.
Source. Ntv Uganda official Twitter platform.For more information visit ntv.co.ug
The two incidents happened barely a week after schools reopened on January 10, 2022 following a two-year virus-induced lockdown.
Content created and supplied by: TheGizzard (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More