Two people have died after fire gutted several houses in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb on Thursday evening.
The fire that left property worth millions destroyed, is said to have started at around 7 PM.
Despite arriving at the scene moments later, the fire brigade had little to offer. Their trucks could not gain access to the blazing structures as the place is congested with so many buildings and a swamp.
Consequently, residents stood helplessly as fire consumed their property, with others wailing for the lost property.
Kampala Metropolitan deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the incident.
“The Police Fire Prevention and Rescue Services are currently battling a fire outbreak in Kyamuka Zone, Kamwokya that started today at around 7 pm. The firefighters at the scene with the territorial Police of Kira Road have so far confirmed two deaths of a male adult and a female adult. Their identities are yet to be known. Several injuries from the locals and police officers responders have been registered. The fire is suspected to have started after sparks from nearby electricity lines,” said Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Mr Luke Owosigyire.