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Watchman Dies in Gulu City Restaurant Fire

According to Awich, the fire which started at around 6:00 am this morning started from a food store where the watchman had taken cover. He reportedly suffocated to death as the fire spread to other hotel parts.
Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson David Ongom Mudong addresses the press in Gulu City recently.

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A night watchman has been killed in a suspected arson attack in Binen Restaurant in Bardege-Layibi division of Gulu City.

Nicholas Ochora, a businessman in the area identified the deceased as Francis Awich, 60 years old and a resident of the Industrial Area in Bardege-Laiyibi division.   

According to Awich, the fire which started at around 6:00 a.m this morning started from a food store where the watchman had taken cover. 

He reportedly suffocated to death as the fire spread to other parts of the hotel restaurant.   

David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Regional Police Spokesperson says that the police fire brigade rushed to the scene and put out the fire before it had spread to other rooms.

He added that an investigation into a case of suspected murder by arson had been launched at the Gulu City Central Police station vide CRB 422/2022 since the food store had no electric connection which would have preferable triggered the fire.

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Mudong noted that no suspect had been arrested in connection to the incident adding that the body was retrieved and taken to Gulu Regional Hospital mortuary pending a postmortem.

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