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14 Students Injured in Nakaloke Islamic School Fire

The fire that is suspected to have started from one of the dormitories near the mosque reduced properties to ashes before it was contained by the Police Fire Brigade. Textbooks, classroom work, mattresses, case boxes, clothing and utensils, belonging to 50 students were all destroyed.
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At least 14 students of Nakaloke Islamic School in Mbale district are admitted in hospitals due to effects of a fire that gutted the school last night. 

The fire that is suspected to have started from one of the dormitories near the mosque reduced properties to ashes before it was contained by the Police Fire Brigade. Textbooks, classroom work, mattresses, case boxes, clothing and utensils, belonging to 50 students were all destroyed.  

Waikasi Mustafa, the director of studies at Nakaloke Islamic School told URN that 14 students were admitted and four were still in a critical condition. He said the rest of the students were evacuated and relocated to the primary section of the school.     

He says the rescue team managed to save a few properties and most importantly, to stop the fire from spreading to other dormitories. 

“We thank the students, the community members for quickly detecting the fire and tried to put it off, but we thank the Uganda Police more for quickly responding to our call and put the fire off before it spread to other parts of the school,” Waikasi said.   

He suspects that the fire was sparked off by a short circuit, but hastened to add that the authorities have already embarked on investigations, to establish the exact cause of the blaze.  

Yunus Sharif, a teacher at Nakaloke Islamic Primary School, an affiliate to the secondary school said that they smelt a burning mattress while they were patrolling the school because all the students had gone for preps.

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