The Police of Kampala is investigating the fire incident that occurred there and led to the death of two children.
On Thursday, March 10, 2022, the incident occurred at about nine’o clock in the evening in Kifamba Zone Makindye Kampala city.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire, deputy spokesperson for the Kampala Metropolitan Police, the police fire prevention and rescue services responded to the scene and were able to extinguish the fire.
He told during an investigation that Nanono Faridah, who is a resident of Kifamba, locked her two children Babirye Nabaka who was just four years old and her second child ‘Ssembatya Karim’ who was just half of the Nabaka, in her single room to bring water.
Furthermore, he added, “Unfortunately, a fire started, and two children were burnt beyond recognition.”
Owoyesigyire expressed the remains of these children have been taken to the city mortuary Mulago as investigations continue.
The incidents of fire in Kampala is very common, Over 20 people were killed, and dozens of others were injured as a fuel tanker caught fire in western Uganda on Sunday, police said.
The fire due to a tanker occurred when the truck got involved in the accident after the tanker driver lost control and collided with a stationary vehicle, which triggered the fire.
‘Aside from burning shops, stalls, and a market, the fire also burned two vehicles,’ said Martial Tumusiime, the area’s police spokesman.
A few days back, the incident occurred when on Friday afternoon when fire gutted Kakajo Zone, Kisenyi parish in Kampala’s Central division, destroying at least 15-grain stores and a number of homes.
For five hours, police officers and firefighters battled a fire that broke out just before 2 p.m.
The owners of the burned grain mills, as well as the residents whose homes were destroyed, were unable to determine the exact cause of the fire.
Locals, however, gave contradictory answers, with some blaming the fire on a charcoal stove and others blaming it on an electric short circuit.