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Mukono RDC Rules Out Closing Salama School of the Blind After Fire Shock


Hajjat Fatuma Ndisaba Nabitaka the Resident District Commissioner of Mukono District has ruled out the option of closing Salama School of the Blind following the fire outbreak.

Police in the morning of Tuesday revealed that 11 young girls had perished in the fire that gutted the girls domitory on Monday night.

“The Police at Mukono are investigating a fire outbreak that took place today at about 1 am at SALAMA School for the Blind in Luga Village, Ntanzi parish, Ntejeru Kisoga town council in Mukono district)”. Luke Owoyesigyire Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy PRO 

According to Owoyesigyire, the cause of the fire is currently unknown but they have so far recorded 11 deaths as a result of the fire while 6 are in critical conditions and admitted at Herona Hospital in Kisoga.

Speaking to NTV after the Crisis meeting on Tuesday, Nabitaka said that they will not close the school.

“We are managing the Cases, out of the six survivors, three have been discharged and three have been taken to Kiruddu hospital for further management,” she said 

“As per now we cannot close this school because candidates are going to sit for their final exams in two week,” 

Nabitaka called upon parents who have taken their children to consider bringing them back so that they resume studies in three days.

“As per now we shall give any parent he dead body since they burnt to beyond recognition, we are going to call the parents of the deceased to come and we do DNA test and be sure that everyone have been given their real people,” she said 

 Grace Hellen  Asamo, the Minister of Disability said that they have contacted the Prime Minister who will be intervening as soon as possible.

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