UGANDA: Entire village in Napak gets burnt to ashes
One of the largest villages in Napak district comprising of about 179 house holds in Nabwal Sub county was on Monday night (February 12, 2018) burnt to ashes by unknown cause/persons. It was around 10:40pm when every one had already gone to sleep when people suddenly saw the fire catching one of the houses.
Being that there was too much wind, the fire spread rapidly to the whole village. Since it was at night and with strong winds, people were unable to rescue any of their property.
The fire that started from the manyatta of Eburiang spread to about 179 other households. It should be noted that the households in Karamoja are very close to each such that in the event of a fire outbreak the fire will spread easily from house to the next one till the entire manyatta burns down.
According to interviews conducted by one Karamoja Hardcore politics member, the residents said the cause of the fire outbreak is unknown and it was escalated by the strong night winds. The community lost goats, calves, bicycles, ox ploughs and all house belongs. Even granaries full of food (of last year’s harvest) were also burnt leaving no food for the whole village.
The community needs urgent support as no NGO or local government intervention has been chanelled to help Nabwal at this point.
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