By Ambrose Kweronda
Police in Rukungiri district Kigezi is investigating circumstances under which boys dormitory named Moon at Kyamakanda Secondary Schoo in Buyanja town council was gutted by fire that left property worth millions burnt into ashes.
ASP Elly Maate the Kigezi regional police spokesperson confirmed the incident saying that students’ property including mattresses, books, clothes, documents, beds, cases among others were burnt beyond recognition.
He said that the burnt dormitory was accommodating over 54 male students drawn from different classes, and fire started when all the students were in prep. It’s good that no life was lost in this fire outbreak.
Mr Maate added that at about 08:33pm of yesterday’s evening, DPC Rukungiri received information of a fire outbreak at Kyamakanda secondary school Buyanja Town Council Rukungiri district,
He responded with the District CID, Fire and rescue, Soco and party and the fire was eventually put off by the Fire and rescue service team to save the whole block from burning
Mr Maate noted that 16 Female students collapsed and were rushed to Nyakyibare hospital, Rugarama and Buyanja Health centers for medical attention after receiving fire outbreak information.
Mr Maate said that Police checked on them and were informed by medical personnel that they were in good condition and were normalizing
The cause of the fire outbreak is not yet established and the scene has been preserved and guarded by police
A case of Fire Out Break has been noted down vide Rukungiri CRB 246/2023.