House Fire Claims 2, Injures Another Critically

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Gerald Bukotto, an eye witness, says the fire started as the victims were dead asleep in the mud and wattle house.

Fire has gutted a house in Mityana district killing two people and injuring another critically. The incident occurred in the wee hours of Thursday morning in Namukozi west in Mityana municipality.

 
The deceased have been identified as Annet Nakabugo, and her four-year-old grandson Nicholas Kizza. The injured who is nursing severe burns at Mityana Hospital is 7-year-old Gideon Kalule.

 
Gerald Bukotto, an eye witness, says the fire started as the victims were dead asleep in the mud and wattle house. "My wife heard a child screaming. We got out and saw our neighbor's house on fire, "Bukotto said.

 
He says the tried to save the victims but the fire was too much.  Norbert Ochom, Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, confirmed the tragedy, saying the bodies of the victims are lying at Mityana Hospital for postmortem pending investigation into the matter.