Ugandan student dies in Kyamate school fire

Ugandan student dies in Kyamate school fire

A student died while three others were injured when fire engulfed two dormitories at Kyamate Secondary School in Uganda’s Ntungamo Municipality on Sunday evening, local media reported.

On February 27, the school head teacher Emmanuel Arinaitwe said the fire which started at around 9:30pm at Nyerere and Mandela dormitories was allegedly set up by arsonists.

“The occupants were mainly S.1 students who had been asked to give space for the rest of students to utilize the available solar power source in the school as we had no power since Friday,” Mr Arinaitwe said.

Several properties belonging to students including mattresses, beddings, beds, books and other personal property were destroyed in the two dormitories that house at least 80 students in each hall, DailyMonitor reported.

Police and army officers who were at the scene early Monday morning refused to talk to the press saying “they were not authorized to comment on the issue which is now under investigations,” local media reported.

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