Property worth millions of shillings was yesterday destroyed when fire gutted a dormitory at Rushanje Girls School in Rwamapara district reducing students’ property to ashes.

 The fire gutted the welfare Dormitory that accommodates 180 students last night.

Gertrude Atukunda, the school Headmistress, says that the fire broke out at around 8:00 pm as the girls were attending night preps.  She explains that they first heard a loud burst followed by a huge fire a few minutes later in the middle of the dormitory.

ASP Samson Kasasira the Rwizi region police spokesman says  Police responded to the scene with the fire brigade extinguishing the fire and preventing further damage to school property.

He said Investigations into the matter are still ongoing to establish the cause of the fire.

 This is the second school dormitory to burn in the region in less than a week. On Friday last week, a fire gutted another dormitory at Mbarara Secondary School in Mbarara City.


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