In Namisindwa district, Uganda, a fire has severely damaged the offices of International Police-Interpol located at the Uganda-Kenya border in Lwakhakha Town Council. The fire occurred on Tuesday afternoon, completely destroying important documents and files.
According to Bonny Wekesa, an eyewitness, local residents quickly responded by bringing containers filled with water to extinguish the flames. Due to the police fire truck being stationed in Mbale town, it took more than three hours for it to arrive at the scene. By that time, the residents had already managed to put out the fire.
Julie Namara, the Deputy Resident District Commissioner of Namisindwa, confirmed the fire outbreak. Preliminary investigations suggest that an electrical short circuit may have caused the fire. Further investigations are ongoing to determine the exact cause of the incident.