One person is dead and three others are nursing injuries following a fire that gutted a house on Monday night in Lwankoni A village in Lwankoni sub-county in Rakai district.
The deceased has been identified as 28-year-old Kenny Lugaaju.
According to his father Evalisto Mulumba, they still do not know what caused the fire that gutted the house when they were sleeping. They heard the children screaming only to realize the house was covered in smoke and fire.
Mulumba says that they made an alarm that attracted the neighbors who ran to their rescue and only managed to pull out three children but could not save Lugaaju who had already died and his body charred in the inferno.
The Kyotera District Police Commander Hassan Hiwumbire, says that they rushed the survivors to Kalisizo and Masaka regional referral hospital for treatment.
He added that police are yet to establish the actual cause of the fire as investigations are still ongoing.