Friday, 3 October 2014

Fire kills 90-year old man in Butaleja

Grief and shock engulfed residents of Busabi Sub County in Butaleja district after fire gutted the house and burnt a 90-year-old man into ashes.
The Bukedi Regional Police spokesperson, Mr Micheal Odongo confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as, Johnson Wanjala, 90 and a resident of Bubanda Zone-Buwesa parish- Busabi Sub-County in Butaleja district.
“The old man and properties worth unspecified amount of money was burnt into ashes.AS police we have started investigating the cause of the fire, said Mr Odongo.
Mr Odongo said the old man was staying with his grandson in the same house. By the time of the accident, his grandson had gone to the club at Busolwe town. Police declined to reveal the names of the deceased’s grandson, who is already in police custody on claims that it would sabotage its investigations.
According to Mr Odongo, investigations indicate that the fire was caused by a burning charcoal stove left by the deceased’s grandson, who locked the old man in the house.
“We have arrested the deceased’s grandson who left a burning charcoal stove in the house and locked the old man in the house. We need him to help us in our investigation,” he said. 
Police say they are holding him on allegations of negligence