Property worth millions of shillings was today destroyed in an inferno at Bweranyangi Junior School in Bushenyi district
According to the school headteacher Issac Katondore, the fire started around 11:40 am in the boy’s dormitory which houses over 60 students of P4, P5, and P7.
He said there were no fatalities by students’ belongings were destroyed Katondore explained that by the time the dormitory caught fire, students had retreated back to class from break time.
The cause of the fire is yet to be known but preliminary findings show that it could have been caused by an electric short circuit.
Monica Kobugabe one of the school Matrons, who was inside the dormitory said she heard a big bang from one corner of the dormitory that sparked off fire and smoke which she attributed to the electric wires that were set up in the corner where the fire started.
Rev Bernard Mushabe the diocesan education secretary thanked the police fire brigade team that responded in time as well as teachers and other school staff who worked tirelessly to put out the blazing fire preventing its spread
He said the school management, is set to hold a meeting over the next course of action but insisted that they won’t send the affected students back home as they have been at school for only two days having reported yesterday for 3rd term.
Bushenyi RDC Robert Atuhairwe who visited the scene after the incident commended the school leadership for their quick response to the disaster.
He called upon parents of the affected pupils to be calm as the school management sits to discuss how they will access beddings and other necessities for the time they will be in school this term.