FIRE AT KASUBI BUT MUZIBU-AZAALA-MPANGA SAFE
The Kingdom of Buganda has confirmed that fire gutted one of the three deity houses (Ennyumba z’Abalongo) at the Kasubi Royal Tombs on Friday.
“Fortunately, a team of workers and residents at the Kasubi Royal Tombs using the fire extinguishers within Kasubi managed to put out the fire with assistance from the Uganda Police Fire Brigade who arrived within a short period of time after the fire broke out. The deity (Abalongo) were protected during this period and none was destroyed during this fire outbreak,” confirmed Information Minister Noah Kiyimba.
The Kasubi Royal Tombs is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“This particular house is hundreds of metres away from Muzibu-Azaala-Mpanga, the main mausoleum at Kasubi Royal Tombs that is being reconstructed following the March 2010 fire,” Kiyimba added.
The media were today allowed to access part of the Kasubi Royal Tombs to ascertain the extent of the fire and accordingly inform the people of Buganda.
The Kingdom of Buganda would like to thank the workers and residents at Kasubi Royal Tombs and the Uganda Police Fire Brigade for their steadfastness in putting out this fire.
The Police have embarked on investigations to establish the cause of the fire outbreak and we’ll communicate as soon as we have a report from them.
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