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Eleven killed in mukono school fire

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Police have started investigating circumstances under which 11 children  were left dead after fire gutted a dormitory at the Salama School for the blind in Mukono.

According to Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the fire outbreak happened at 1am at Salama school for the blind in Luga Village, Ntanzi parish , Ntejeru Kisoga town council in Mukono district .

This incident comes at a time when cases of school fires had greatly reduced around the country.

According to the Uganda Police 2021 Annual Crime Report, a total of 1,258 fire emergencies were handled in 2021 compared to 1,015 in 2020, marking a 23.9% increase.