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Two year old baby burnt to ashes in Entebbe house fire

ENTEBBE MUNICIPALITY, UGANDA: Police in Entebbe Municipality is investigating an incident of Rush and Neglect that happened Friday morning in which a two year old juvenile was burnt to ashes in a house fire.

This incident, according to Police, happened at around 9 am when a fire broke out in one of the rental houses belonging to a one Saidi in Lugonjo.

Kampala Metropolitan Police said the Entebbe firebrigade truck was dispatched to the scene and the fire was completely extinguished.

“However, detectives recovered a burnt body of a juvenile from the burnt house,” Police said.

The deceased has been identified as Kizito Ackram a two year old boy.

“Preliminary investigations have shown that the mother of the deceased, a one Aisha Nalubega, left her two children sleeping this morning while in a dark room since electricity was off. It is alleged that one of the children, a five years old, lit a candle which fell on the mattress causing the fire,” said Kampala Metropolitan deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire.

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Statements have been recorded from relevant witnesses, ash samples collected and the body taken to City Mortuary Mulago for postmortem.

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