TERRIBLE! Four children die in Buliisa house fire

Unfortunately, this is not the first time such a tragedy has occurred in the region.

Buliisa: Police in Buliisa district are investigating the circumstances under which four children were burned to death in a house fire.

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, a grass-thatched house in Udukuru B village, Busingiro Parish, caught fire at around 8–9 p.m., resulting in the tragic deaths of four minors.

The victims have been identified as Consilate Kayeny Parwoth (14), Stevin Orochi (11), Angel Giramiya (8), and Nelson Monday (7), all belonging to Grace Chuki.

The village secretary for defense, Mr. John Ulo, told this publication that he saw smoke and fire while on his way home, prompting him and other residents to rush to the scene.

The mother of the deceased children had left to buy tablets at a nearby trading center when the fire broke out.

Local residents managed to retrieve the bodies from the burning house and alerted the police.

Denis Oyewa, the Biiso sub-county chairperson, expressed concern about parents leaving their children alone at night, especially on Sundays.

The Albertine Regional Police Spokesperson, Julius Allan Hakiza, confirmed the incident and stated that investigations are underway to identify the suspects responsible for torching the house.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time such a tragedy has occurred in the region.

In January, a 21-year-old woman was burned to death in her grass-thatched house in Kibengeya village, Kapapi sub-county, Hoima district.

The deceased in that case was identified as Charity Alinaitwe, who was also sleeping when her house caught fire.

Additionally, two women, Jackline Bidong (40) and Grace Faling (43), lost their lives in a house fire in Kamagongoro village, Walukuba parish, Butiaba sub-county, Buliisa district.

Another tragic incident involved a 5-year-old girl who was burned to ashes in a house fire in Katodio Cell, Wanseko Town Council, Buliisa district.

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