March 2, 2024

3 year old child perishes in fire

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Kakumiro

Residents of Kyerimira LCI in Katikara Sub County Kakumiro district are in sombre moods over the death of a 3year old child who was burnt in a hut near their home.

The deceased has been identified as Joel Aliho, a grandson to Bernard Bariyanga a resident of the same area.

The incident happened on Friday evening at around 03 pm, as the deceased’s uncle John Ahumuza 12, tried to burn up the bush around the hut but fire spread and caught it leading to his death. 

It’s alleged that the deceased Aliho had followed Ahumuza to the rice field to clear the bush.

Meanwhile, Evarist Kabagambe, the Katikara Sub County Chairperson LCIII has advised the parents and guardians to always keep children in their sight in order to prevent such incidents.

By press time, Katikara Police had already reached the scene and Okayed burial that also took place today in Igabura village, Katikara sub county.

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