Shock, tears and horror have hit the village of Kihomboza cell in Bujumbura division Hoima Municipality where fire gutted a house, killing three children and leaving another critically injured.
According to Julius Hakiza the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, the incident occurred around 10:30pm on Monday night.
The deceased minors have been identified as Asumpta Kabanyoro 2, Andrew Muhumuza 4 and Jonathan Muganyizi 5 while the injured is 9-year-old Juliet Tusiime all children of William Mugabi.
Hakiza says the minor’s parents were attending a vigil in the neighborhood when fire gutted their grass thatched house. They were alerted by an alarm made by the neighbors, but the three children had already died by the time they arrived.
William Mugabi the children’s father says he left the children sleeping in the house and was shocked to hear that his house had caught fire.