today's Pick
Three students killed in Mbale dormitory fire
Publish Date: Jul 16, 2014
Three students killed in Mbale dormitory fire
  • mail
  • img
newvision

Paul Watala in Mbale

THREE students have been confirmed dead after fire gutted a dormitory at Mbale Comprehensive High School on Tuesday night.

The three have been identified as Eric Emoit, Isaac Makado Isaac (both in senior one) and a senior two student only identified as Isaac.

Two other students were rushed to a health centre a few metres from the school with serious injuries.

According to Alex Kabole, a survivor, the blaze began at around 9pm on Tuesday night while the students were asleep.

The students were all boy scouts who had just returned from an outing and were exempted from night preps to get some rest.

Police is still trying to establish the cause of the deadly fire but according to students, the fire could have been the work of seven senior six students who threatened to retaliate after they were suspended from the school recently.

Police barred the press from seeking comment from school authorities as investigations continue.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Disability is not inability when one is focused
“Disability is not inability but one has to look beyond to be achiever in life....
Nsenga
JACKLINE Uwera Nsenga, 36, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of her husband, Juvenal Nsenga....
Sudan lifts ban on Red Cross operations
IN a statement, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Khartoum had opted to lift the suspension even though discussions on the issue had not yet wrapped up...
Simba FC defender dies watching Premier League match
MUSANA was part of the Simba side that beat Entebbe 1-0 on Saturday and even trained the following morning before watching a Premier League match on Sunday evening...
Sam Kutesa
We are looking at revitalizing the UN as a whole. We are going to review its efficiency and effectiveness....
Nsenga’s widow found guilty of murder
Jackline Uwera Nsenga, 36, has been found guilty of murdering her late husband, Juvenal Nsenga....
Do you think installing CCTV cameras in public places will help in the fight against terrorism?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter