Crime

CHILD PERISHES IN HOUSE FIRE

By Innocent Atuganyira

MASINDI: A four year old child has been confirmed dead in a fire that gutted a house in Kiduru Cell Kigulya Division in Masindi Municipality.

Alfred Mijumbi the area chairperson told ugreports that the incident happened on Monday at around 9:45pm as their mother was in the kitchen preparing supper. ”The children were playing in the house and accidentally the candle lit the mosquito net thus fire spreading,” he said.

Mijumbi also noted that since the house was grass thatched, the mother realized when it was too late. ”The mother was preparing supper, and their father was on way from Kampala by the time of the incident,” he noted.

The area chairperson also asserted that the other child was rushed to Masindi district general hospital for treatment.

ASP Julius Allan Hakiza the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident this afternoon and identified the deceased as Don Muhunuza 4 years old.

”Police are still investigating the cause of the fire outbreak, and we shall establish the details once investigations are done,” he noted.

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By the time of publication, the lifeless body of the deceased was still at Masindi district hospital pending postmortem.

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