Wednesday, 16 July 2014


It is sad that 3 students of Mbale Comprehensive Secondary School were burnt to death after fire gutted their dormitory and they had been locked in as they were reported unwell, such that when fire caught, they could not escape!!!

It is clear that the schemers of the school fires don't aim at killing children/students; that is why they make the attack when students are in class.

It is not clear why school authorities keep locking children in dormitories such that in case of fire or other emergency, the students cannot escape.

" Police said by the time the fire broke out, the three students had decided to stay in the dormitory because they were not feeling well and the dormitory had been locked from outside.

“When the fire broke out, they were unable to get out because it was locked from outside by the warden,” said the police spokesperson for Eastern Region, Diana Nandawula.

The bodies of the students were taken to the district referral hospital mortuary as investigations continued.

“We are yet to establish the cause of the fire,” said the district spokesperson.

The cause of the fire that blazed the dormitory has not yet been confirmed."

Three students killed in Mbale dormitory fire 
Publish Date: Jul 16, 2014
Three students killed in Mbale dormitory fire
Paul Watala in Mbale
THREE students have been confirmed dead after fire gutted a dormitory at Mbale Comprehensive High School on Tuesday night.
The three have been identified as Eric Emoit, Isaac Makado Isaac (both in senior one) and a senior two student only identified as Isaac.
Two other students were rushed to a health centre a few metres from the school with serious injuries.
According to Alex Kabole, a survivor, the blaze began at around 9pm on Tuesday night while the students were asleep.
The students were all boy scouts who had just returned from an outing and were exempted from night preps to get some rest.
Police is still trying to establish the cause of the deadly fire but according to students, the fire could have been the work of seven senior six students who threatened to retaliate after they were suspended from the school recently.
Police barred the press from seeking comment from school authorities as investigations continue.

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