Nine children dead, several injured in Ugandan school fire

Nine children have been confirmed dead, with many others injured after a fire broke out at night in their school and dormitory in Rakai district, south-western Uganda.

The injured children were taken to the hospital in a nearby town.

A police spokesperson said, the fire incident is suspected to be the handiwork of some students had been recently expelled from the school.

A local radio station CBS Radio, placed the death toll at 20 but investigations to determine the exact circumstances which led to the fire.

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