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Fire Guts Over 20 Kiosks in Iganga

Viola Namutebi, a retailer says that she lost property worth Shillings 5 million, which she had acquired through bank loans. Namutebi faults police for arriving late at the fire scene, which deprived them of the available possibilities to rescue part of their property.

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Proprietors of 20 kiosks along Kaliro road in Iganga municipality are counting losses following an early morning fire that gutted their stalls. The fire gutted merchandise, fridges, electronics and clothing valued at over Shillings 70 million.

Damali Namusobya, a cloth dealer says that the fire started around 7:00 am but they couldn’t do much to save their merchandise. “The fire began around 7:00 am when most of us had just arrived for our day’s duties but since it spread to the neighbouring electric poll, we couldn’t do much to save our shops from being erased by the fire,” he said.

Viola Namutebi, a retailer says that she lost property worth Shillings 5 million, which she had acquired through bank loans.  Namutebi faults police for arriving late at the fire scene, which deprived them of the available possibilities to rescue part of their property.

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Samuel Mukisa, the Iganga Northern division LC V councillor says the first fire brigade vehicle arrived at the scene without water living well-wishers to battle the huge fire using water from their jerrycans.

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The Busoga East police spokesperson, James Mubi says the firefighters coordinated with the community to ensure that the fire is stopped from spreading to surrounding areas.  Mubi says inquiries are underway to ascertain the extent of the damage caused by the fire.  

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