By. Damba Rogers
Fire has today afternoon gutted one of the small huts in the under construction Kasubi royal tombs.
Eyewitnesses expressed dissatisfaction with the delay of fire engines to take off the fire.
On the night of 16 March, unidentified arsonist set fire to the Royal Tombs of the dominant kingdom of Buganda in Uganda. The Kasubi Royal Tombs are one of Buganda kingdom’s treasured areas housing the Royal burial grounds of the great kings of Buganda kingdom.
However, Police in Kampala confirms, there was a minor fire out break at Kasubi tombs in one of the huts, which was quickly extinguished by our officers from the Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services.
The fire broke out at around 1300hours in one of the structures that were meters away from the main tomb. Police were informed and four fire tenders were dispatched to professionally handle the incident.
The fire crew reached and extinguished the fire.
The cause of the fire outbreak is not yet established.
Investigations has commenced on what caused the fire outbreak.
The extent of the damage is yet to be computed.
We appeal to members of the public to be calm as we investigate the incident.