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Caretaker Injured in Rwenzururu Palace Fire

Jimmy Enock Muhindo, the Acting Prime Minister Rwenzururu Kingdom says they have not established the cause of the fire.

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One person sustained minor burns this afternoon, when fire gutted two huts at Buhikira royal palace, the official residence of Wesley Mumbere, the King of Rwenzururu Kingdom.

The injured is a caretaker of the burnt hurt, whose identity has not been disclosed. Capt. Robinson Kalende, the Officer in Charge of the royal guards says the caretaker was inside the hut when the fire broke out.

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Jimmy Enock Muhindo, the Acting Prime Minister Rwenzururu Kingdom says they have not established the cause of the fire.

However, Muhindo says the two huts have flames that burning all the time as long as the reigning king is still alive.

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A source in the palace says the caretaker was burnt as he tried to rescue some of the property from one of the huts. John Baluku, the Kingdom minister for disaster preparedness says the destroyed property included records and some regalia that cannot be revealed anyhow.

Richard Turyasingura, the assistant fire officer Kasese says the way the grass thatched huts are close to each other inside the palace is dangerous, adding that, the huts should be separated by a distance of ten meters.

Hundreds of people trekked to the palace throughout the afternoon to see what had happened there.

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