JUST IN: Four pupils dead as fire guts school in Kampala


NEWS-Police in Kampala are mounting investigations to discover the cause of fire outbreak at a primary school where four children died on spot and three critically injured.

The incident happened at New Crest Junior Kibedi Day and Boarding Primary School in Kawempe Division Kampala City and the fire started at around 3am today 15th January 2022) from one of the female pupils’ dormitories.

The incident was confirmed by the Kampala Metropolitan area Deputy Police spokesperson ASP Luke Owoyesigyire explaining that the particulars of the victims will be provided later.

Owoyesigyire added that the injured were evacuated to Kyadondo Hospital in Kisowera Zone, Kawempe I Ward in Kawempe Division and are being treated accordingly. 

He attributed the death and injuring of the children to the school that locally managed the fire outbreak and did not bring it to the attention of the nearest police at Kawempe which he said is an act of gross negligence.

A case file of causing death has been opened at Kawempe police station and police forensic team of experts from the Directorate of Fire and from the Forensics are documenting are at the scene.