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Fire engulfs Makerere University's iconic main building

By Lydia Lakwonyero

Added 20th September 2020 02:57 AM

It's not clear whether any one was in the building when the fire broke out. The university says the fire brigade is on ground, battling the fire.

Fire engulfs Makerere University's iconic main building

The Ivory Tower engulfed by fire

It's not clear whether any one was in the building when the fire broke out. The university says the fire brigade is on ground, battling the fire.

MAKERERE UNIVERDITY|FIRE OUTBREAK|IVORY TOWER

Makerere University's main building - Ivory Tower - has caught fire, according to the institution's social media accounts.

The universty did not say what exactly caused the fire, but they said the fire brigade is on ground, battling the flames.

A heart breaking post on their social media handles read: "The Police Fire Brigade is trying to put out the fire which has now covered almost half of the roof. It's a trying moment for us."

"Everyone is trying their best. The fire is heavy and sprouting from the right side of the Building. The fire flames are heavy coming through right side of the roof which has sunk in. We all need to pray for the Ivory Tower."

A live video on their Facebook page shows monstrous tongues of fire and thick smoke consuming the building as officials on ground look on helplessly. It is not clear whether anybody was in the building when the fire broke out or whether anybody was hurt. The Police's fire brigade is doing everything they can to contain any further damage. 

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