4 children die in Kawempe school fire.
The territorial police of Kawempe are actively investigating a fire outbreak at New Crest Junior at Kibedi Day and boarding Primary School in Kawempe Division, Kampala City, where four children have been confirmed dead.
Luke Owoyesigire; the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson says that the fire started at around 3am today from one of the female pupils’ dormitories. Four female pupils have been confirmed dead while three are seriously injured.
It is alleged that the school locally managed the fire outbreak and did not bring it to the attention of the nearest police at Kawempe. Police condemned this as an act of gross negligence that caused the death and injuries of the pupils.
Owoyesigire said the forensic team of experts from the Directorate of Fire and from the Forensics are documenting the scene.
All the victims are females aged below 10.
The injured were evacuated to Kyadondo Hospital in Kawempe Division, and are being accorded the required treatment.