Five family members killed in overnight house fire in Namuwongo

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Kampala, Uganda | URN | A family of five members has all perished in a 2 am fire that broke out in their house in Yoka Zone Namuwongo, Bukasa Parish in Makindye in Kampala city.  

The fire killed Steven Luyomba, his wife Doreen Nafula and their three children Sumei Lubega aged 16, Edith Naiga aged 15 and Andrew aged 7.

“It is alleged that the fire started from an unattended candle from a makeshift house of Ogola Charles who deals in picking plastics and later spread to the house of Luyomba Steven, 50, killing everyone,” Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) deputy spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said in a statement.

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He explains that the Fire Prevention and Rescue Services managed to extinguish the flames and urges the public against leaving fires unattended as they are dangerous to others in case of an accident.