At least eleven students have died and six others in critical condition after fire razed through an Uganda school for the blind in the central part of the country.
The fire broke out around 1 a.m. at the Salaama School for the Blind in Mukono, about 30 km east of the capital Kampala.
In a statement released on Twitter, The Ugandan Police Force said:
”The cause of the fire is currently unknown but so far 11 deaths as a result of the fire have been confirmed while six are in critical conditions and admitted (to hospital).”
Deadly school fires, which often raze down dormitories, are reportedly common in Uganda and often blamed on faulty wiring, although Ugandan authorities say some of the fires have been started deliberately.
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