A teenager has perished in an inferno in Koboko district while attempting to save his fuel from a grass-thatched house that had caught fire.
The deceased has been identified
as 13-year-old Ajo Kassim, a South Sudanese National and resident of
Triangle Cell Koboko North division Koboko Municipality.
information obtained by URN, the deceased was
together with his friend, 14-year
old Abibu inside the house when the
incident happened. Abibu is still
According to Amuza Nobert, a neighbour and eye witness, the
two boys went inside to fill fuel into their small bottles for sale by the roadside.
"These two boys went inside and locked themselves as the filled fuel for
sale," said Amuza. "Shortly
I saw fire and the house was
burning, we couldn't rescue them
currently, we have recovered one body but
the other boy is still missing. These two
boys were my great friends."
Samuel Abwang, the Koboko District Police Commander has confirmed the death of the boy, saying police have launched investigations into the incident.
Abwang has condemned the practice of selling fuel by the roadside, saying it is dangerous.
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youths in Koboko are involved in selling on the roadside, which they
buy from DRC in jerrycans. While at pump stations fuel goes for
Shillings 4,000, the youths sell theirs at Shillings 3500.