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Vitafoam mattress store, processing plant razed to ashes

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The fire which gutted vitafoam mattress factory in Njeru Municipality Buikwe district on Monday morning ruined the main mattress production departments at the plant. Although police and the factory management have not yet ascertained the cost of damages caused by the fire, a store with …

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FULL STATEMENT: Prof Nawangwe on Makerere fire

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Following the fire that gutted the Makerere Main Administration block, Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has issued a statement outlining what happened, and plans ahead. He promises that the fire will not consume plans to revive the glory of the ‘Ivory Tower’. FULL …

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Makerere University fire: Two security officers arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two security officers who were on night duty at Makerere University main building on Sunday have been detained over negligence of duty when the fire broke out. A dressing journalists at Uganda Media Center, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that preliminary findings indicated that …

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Janet Museveni assesses damage at Makerere University

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN |  First Lady and Education and Sports Minister Janet Museveni has promised to fully support Makerere University investigate and then rebuild after a fire gutted their main administration block early on Sunday. “This is tragic, not just for the university but the country,” …

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Braking system defect caused parliament bus fire- Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Aswa region has said that the sudden fire that caught a Parliament bus that was transporting COVID-19 patients on Thursday was instigated by a jam in the braking system. The Scania bus registration number UG-0391H, attached to the Ministry of Health was …

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Fire ravages Uganda Martyrs SS Namugongo dormitory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A fire ravaged a students dormitory at Uganda Martyr’s SS Namugongo. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the fire which broke out at around 6 am, started from a two-storied dormitory for senior two and senior three students. Although there are no learners …

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Police puts out Gayaza dormitory fire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Police fire brigade has this evening put out a fire, that engulfed Corby dormitory at Gayaza High as students were away for their evening lessons. According to Police, the fire was contained though all the property in Corby dormitory got burnt. Police …

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