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46 pupils survive dormitory fire in Sembabule

The burnt dormitory

The burnt dormitory

Forty six pupils of Sembabule RC primary school narrowly escaped being killed in a dormitory fire. 

The fire broke out in the dormitory in the wee hours of today morning, razing down the temporary structure hosting primary seven pupils. The temporary structure was partly built using wooden materials. Lameck Kigozi, the Greater Masaka deputy region police commander confirmed the fire, saying all pupils escaped unhurt.

Kigozi says they are currently holding the school head teacher only identified as Patricia for questioning on how they obtained permission to operate a boarding section with such poor facilities.
Apparently, Sembabule district education officials, police and the school administrators are holding a crisis meeting about the incident. In November last year, 11 students of St Bernard's SS Manya in Rakai district were burnt to death when fire gutted the boy's dormitory 


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