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One dead, several shops destroyed in Kisenyi fire


One dead, several shops destroyed in Kisenyi fire

One person is dead following a fire outbreak that happened on Friday afternoon at about 2pm in Kakajjo Zone, Kisenyi.

The Police Directorate of Fire Prevention and Rescue Services with the help of the residents responded at the scene and managed to extinguish the fire before it would spread to other parts of Kisenyi.

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire the PRO KMP identified the deceased as Mukasa Godfrey a 50 year old resident of the same area. His body was found during a search in the fire affected area.

It has been established that Mukasa was seated with his friends when the fire started, but while all his colleagues ran away, Mukasa was unable to flee the scene given because he had disabilities.

His body was found later in a burnt building and police conveyed it to the city mortuary Mulago for a post mortem.

The team has also established that over 80 stores that deal in in grain, grinding machines, fridges were destroyed by the fire.

The investigative teams have picked samples from the scene to establish the cause of the fire.
The scene is being guarded by the police to prevent theft of property recovered from the structures that gutted fire.

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