National
Mother, 3 children burnt in Mukono house fire
Publish Date: Aug 07, 2014
Mother, 3 children burnt in Mukono house fire
The three children who were burnt after recieving treatment. Photos/Henry Nsubuga
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Henry Nsubuga

A mother and her three children on Tuesday night sustained severe burns in a fire that gutted her house.

The victims are Betty Nanyonga, a resident of Wantoni-Kitega village in Mukono Municipality and her three children, Jemima Namubiru, Treva Mubiru and Kevin Mubiru.

Daisy Nakawooya, a neighbour said the fire started at around 10:00pm when a young girl among the victims put a burning charcoal stove in the house.

The mother sustained burns when she rushed into the house to rescue her children

Nakawooya added that the girl placed the charcoal stove near the sofa set which ignited.

"The other children were already asleep and she also joined them before the fire started and the mother, who was outside by that time noticed. She made the alarm which attracted neighbours who helped to put it out," she said.

The area chairperson, George Bbengo said that the victims were rushed to a nearby fire clinic and got first aid.

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
Meteorology department installs lightning warning system
The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) yesterday installed a total lightning sensor — a weather machine that will be able to detect lightning and send warning signals before disaster strikes....
IGG clashes with Disaster minister
The state minister for relief and disaster preparedness, Musa Ecweru, has clashed with the Inspectorate of Government (IGG) over allegations that IGG staff are the influencers of corruption....
ERA boss grilled at electricity tribunal
The chief executive officer of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) Benon Mugisha Mutambi has been grilled by the lawyer representing electricity distributor, Umeme Limited, over modifications made to its supply of electricity license....
MPs pin police over diversion of funds
The Police on Tuesday came under scrutiny for diverting sh563m, to non-authorised expenditures without approval from the finance ministry....
EALA Speaker Zziwa impeached
THE East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has impeached Speaker Margaret Zziwa over misconduct, abuse of Office and disrespect to members...
40% of road fatalities are drunk drivers
TRAFFIC police senior commissioner Stephen Kasiima has revealed that 40% of drivers that die in accidents are drunken drivers...
What is causing the rise in Early child marriages?
Decaying social structures
Poor Education
None of the above
follow us
subscribe to our news letter