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School Fire In Kawempe Leaves Four Pupils Dead

School Fire In Kawempe Leaves Four Pupils Dead

The Uganda Police has revealed that a fire outbreak has killed four pupils at New Crest Junior at Kibedi Day and Boarding Primary School in Kawempe Division, Kampala City.

The territorial police are still investigating to ascertain the cause of the fire. Apparently the fire started at around 3am today (15/01/2022) from one of the female pupils’ dormitories.

Police have confirmed four female pupils died while three are sustained serious injuries.

“The territorial police of Kawempe are actively investigating a fire outbreak at New Crest Junior at Kibedi Day and aboarding Primary School in Kawempe Division Kampala City, where four children have been confirmed dead,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire said.

Police also said that they have evacuated those with injuries to Kyadondo Hospital, Kawempe I ward in Kawempe Division.

The Police further said that the school initially managed to control the fire outbreak. They however did not notify the Police of this fire which is an act of gross negligence that caused harm to the pupils.

Police further said they have opened a case file at Kawempe Police station.

They also added that forensic experts from Police are now investigating the scene.

“It should, however, be noted that the school locally managed the fire outbreak and did not bring it to the attention of the nearest police at Kawempe. This is an act of gross negligence that caused the death and injuries of the pupils.

A casefile of causing death has been opened at Kawempe police station. Our forensic team of experts from the Directorate of Fire and from the Forensics are documenting the scene. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased pupils.”

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