Police also revealed that the school acted with negligence that caused the death and the injuries of the pupils when they refused to communicate the incident to the nearest police at Kawempe.
By Our Reporter
Fire outburst has occurred and killed four children of New Crest Junior at Kibedi Day and boarding primary school in Kawempe Division Kampala City, Police has confirmed.
Deputy Police Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan Luke Oweyesigire has revealed that the territorial Police of Kawempe is investigating circumstances under which the fire outbreak occurred.
“It is alleged that the fire started at around 3am today (15/01/2022) from one of the female pupils’ dormitories. Four female pupils have been confirmed dead while three are seriously injured,” He revealed
Police also revealed that the school acted with negligence that caused the death and the injuries of the pupils when they refused to
“A casefile of causing death has been opened at Kawempe police station. Our forensic team of experts from the Directorate of Fire and from the Forensics are documenting the scene. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased pupils. We also wish a quick recovery to the injured pupils.” He added
The injured were evacuated to Kyadondo Hospital located in Kisowera Zone Kawempe I Ward in Kawempe Division, and are being treated there accordingly.
Further updates from police to follow.