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Police Link Rakai Deadly Inferno to Expelled S4 Students

Police has linked the deadly fire that killed nine students of senior three to their fellow ten students of senior four who were recently expelled from the school.

According to the press statement released by Uganda police this morning, ten students from S4 at St Bernard Secondary School, Manya in Rakai District died in the fire that gutted their school dormitory.

The fire burnt a dormitory that was housing at least 50 senior three students.

The dead students include Antonio Ssozi, Sam Nsubuga, Antonio Sekitende, Hudson Byamukama, Charles Suuna, Emma Kasozi, Maurice Basiita, Sharif Toyita, Timothy Bukenya and a one Jjunju.
Some of the students who survived with injuries being treated at Manya Health Centre.

Luke Owoyesigire the police mouthpiece of Kampala metropolitan told us that one person whose names and identities have not been revealed has been arrested to help in investigation adding that even the names of the killed students and those of their parents couldn’t be revealed as police is still looking for more information.

Police also told us how police has started investigating the ten students who were expelled to establish their involvement in the fire outbreak.
Ben Nuwamanya, the District Police Commander says three students and a school warden were in detention.

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