One Student burnt to death as Fire guts Kyamate SS Male Dormitories

Amos Tayebwa

Mbarara

Police in Ntungamo District is investigating circumstances under which one block containing two male dormitories of Nyerere and Mandela ant Kyamate SS Ntungamo were gutted by fire causing death of one student. 

According to information, fire started at around 9:30pm in the night of 26/02/2023 killing one student  Atukwatse Bonus 13years old and injuring three other students that include Marvin Nuwenyesiga,Isaiah Ajjuna and Amanya Lisbon who were rushed to Doctor Bedas Clinic in Ntungamo town where they are admitted. 

However, the body of the deceased student was taken to Itojo Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem. 

According to the Headmaster of the school Emmanuel Arinaitwe, the block houses 146 students of Senior One whose property worth millions was destroyed including books,suitcases,mattresses, clothes and the roof of the structure 

According to police statement released by  ASP Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region police Spokesperson said that  Police Fire and Rescue services responded and was able to contain the fire stopping it from spreading to other buildings. 

Kasasira has also revealed that  according to preliminary findings it’s suspected arson by use of petrol and four students have been arrested in connection with the crime. Students that have so far been arrested include, Kanyesingye Odongo Odmaro, Arinaitwe Anthony, Tumwesigye Arnold and Arinaitwe Elijah. 

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