Two children are dead following a fire outbreak that occurred at about 2 am in the wee hours of Sunday morning in Kironde zone, Kabowa, Rubaga division
Preliminary investigations indicate that Nasasi Zidda, the house owner, had gone for overnight prayers, leaving her three children sleeping in the house.
According to ASP Luke Owoyesigyire Deputy PRO KMP, the fire is reported to have started in one of the rooms where Seruwaji Ashraf, aged 12, was sleeping and quickly spread to the other room where Kawuki Arafat, aged 8, and Namuddu Aya, aged 10, were sleeping.
Sadly, the two children, Arafat and Aya, suffocated to death, while Seruwaji sustained serious injuries and is currently admitted to Mulago Hospital.
The community responded promptly and put out the fire before it could cause further damage.
The cause of the fire outbreak is currently unknown, and our crime scene investigating teams have responded to the scene to collect material of evidential value, which will help us determine the cause of the fire.
“The bodies of the deceased children have been taken to City Mortuary Mulago for postmortem examination. We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the deceased children. We will provide further updates on the investigation as soon as possible. We urge members of the public to remain calm and cooperate with our investigating teams as they carry out their work,” said Owoyesigyire.