Over 70 Pupils of Pallisa Girls School Lose Property As Bus Catches Fire

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Seventy pupils of Pallisa Girls Primary School in Pallisa district are counting losses after a bus they were travelling on caught fire in Atoot swamp on Tuesday.

The pupils with their 13 teachers were returning from a music festival held in the Serere district. Kakise Bus, registration number, UAS 437P caught fire after its rear tyre burst at about 1:00 am along Mukongoro road in Ngora district.

According to Oscar Gregg Ageca, East Kyoga regional police spokesman, all the learners and their teachers were safely evacuated with the exception of their property which burnt to ashes.

The learners had carried their personal effects including clothes and uniforms, beddings, boxes, and musical instruments among other items. The learners and their teachers slept in a nearby church after surviving the inferno.

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