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At Least 11 Boys Die In Boarding School Fire

 

Eleven boys perished and another 20 suffered severe burns in a fire that gutted their dormitories in Uganda while they slept, the police said Monday.

Henry Nsubuga, headmaster of the school in Rakai in southern Uganda, said he suspected some students who had been expelled recently were behind the “heinous act”.

The fire ripped through the St Bernard Secondary School in Rakai on Sunday night.

“The arsonists first locked the doors of the dormitories before setting them on fire even when the rescue came it was difficult to evacuate the students inside the dormitories, some would have been saved but died out of suffocation,” Nsubuga said.

“Some bodies were burnt beyond recognition and police have recommended a DNA test to establish their identities and parentage” he added.

Area police Chief Ben Nuwamanya told News men that 11 students have been confirmed dead.

“About 20 students have been admitted with severe burns and are in critical condition but doctors say some will stabilise,” he added.

Nuwamanya said the cause of the fire had yet to be established, and that three people, including a guard at the school, had been detained for questioning.

The Rakai district lies about 280 kilometres (170 miles) south of the capital Kampala, near the border with Tanzania.

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