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Fire guts Mukono school dormitory

By Henry Nsubuga

Added 1st March 2016 03:38 PM

The school director, Muhammad Ssekadde said they incurred losses worth sh500m

Fire guts Mukono school dormitory

Pupils' property was reduced to ashes. Photo by Henry Nsubuga

The school director, Muhammad Ssekadde said they incurred losses worth sh500m

Property worth millions of shillings was on Tuesday morning reduced to ashes following a fire outbreak in the boys' dormitory at Umar BA Islamic Centre.

The school is located at Kigunga in Mukono Municipality.

Mukono District Police Commander, Fred Ahimbisibwe, said the school authorities called Police at 6:00am.

"We rushed to the scene but we could not save anything. It had already spread all over the two rooms. Fortunately, no one was injured," Ahimbisibwe said.

 

 he chool director uhammad sekadde said property worth sh500m could have been destroyed hoto by enry subuga The School director, Muhammad Ssekadde said property worth over sh500m could have been destroyed. Photo by Henry Nsubuga

 

The school director, Muhammad Ssekadde said they incurred losses worth over sh500m.

He said he had just passed by the dormitory on his routine inspection of the morning preps but was later called when it was burning.

Ssekadde said the dormitory housed 200 boys in Primary five, six and seven.

"I cannot tell the actual cause of this fire because the whole school uses solar power not UMEME. The school is all enclosed with a fence and I have no grudge with my neighbours or teachers," he said.

 he chool director uhammad sekadde explaining to the  red himbisibwe how the incident occurred The School director, Muhammad Ssekadde explaining to the DPC Fred Ahimbisibwe how the incident occurred

 

Umar Sseguya, the head of wardens, said the matrons tried to put out the fire before Police arrived.

"After realising that the fire was out of control, we embarked on controlling the place to avoid any child from having access to the scene intending to rescue their property," Sseguya said.

Ssekadde said they were not going to send the affected pupils back home.

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