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Fire Guts Bukoyo Secondary School Girls Dormitory :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Fire Guts Bukoyo Secondary School Girls Dormitory

Our reporter at the scene adds that the entire building which was constructed in the early 1960s collapsed as a result of the fire outbreak. Properties which include Mattresses, boxes, clothes, beds and other valuables were all destroyed in the tragedy, he adds.

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Property worth millions of shillings is reduced to ashes in a fire that gutted a girl’s dormitory at Bukoyo secondary school in Iganga district this morning. The fire is assumed to have been caused by an electricity short circuit.

The girl’s dormitory “Okoyo House” opposite the main administration block caught fire at around 11 a.m. as students were attending lessons. The house accommodated 87 female students from various classes.

Our reporter at the scene adds that the entire building which was constructed in the early 1960s collapsed as a result of the fire outbreak. Properties which include Mattresses, boxes, clothes, beds and other valuables were all destroyed in the tragedy, he adds.

One of the students, Mutesi Ayazika said they were sitting for the beginning of the term tests when they suddenly saw a dark smoke mounting from the dormitory. It was however too late to save any of the properties in the building.

Additional reports indicate that three students collapsed after realizing that their belongings had been destroyed. The three are currently admitted at Iganga main hospital in critical condition.

The head teacher Ali Kayuyu said the school board of governors will soon convene a meeting at the school premises to decide the way forward. He however anticipates that affected children could be sent home as an alternative solution is sought.

The police fire brigade battled with the fire to save some properties but only managed to halt the fire from spreading to other parts of the school premises.

The regional police commander East Busoga, Moses Muluya ruled out foul play as earlier alleged by some members of the public.

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