Fire Burns Down Iganga High School Boys Dormitory

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NEWS– The Police in Busoga East Region is investigating circumstances under which fire gutted dormitories at Iganga High school that started last night and torched both the senior three and senior four boys dormitories when the students were still in their evening preps.

Busoga East Police spokesperson Ms Diana Nandawula, told journalists today morning that the cause of the fire has not yet been established.

The Police Fire and Rescue services department that rushed to the school and put out the fire said that all the students are safe, although some of their property that included, mattresses, books, shoes, clothing and other scholastic materials were burnt.

Students told our reporter that they saw a big cloud of smoke hovering over their dormitories during the night, however, the warden refused them from entering to pick their property.

A section of students who spoke on condition of anonymity said that they forcefully broke into the dormitory, with hopes of retrieving their vital documents but retreated after noticing that the fire had generated huge flames within the interior rooms.

The school administrators have since declined to comment about the matter stressing that they will prepare a press release after receiving a comprehensive report regarding the cause of the fire from Police.

The Speaker of Iganga Municipality Council Musa Ssengoba says all the pupils at the school are all safe, but accused a section of some people who turned up at the school as well-wishers but turned into robbers of some items from the school.

Ssengoba urged Police to expeditiously investigate the matter of the origin of the fire and help students to recover part of their lost items amidst the current standoff at the school.

Ms Nandawula says they suspect loose electricity lines within the boys dormitory area might have sparked off the fire and added that investigations into the cause of the fire have started.