300 Gulu Residents Left Homeless After Fire Guts Huts
By Sam Lawino
Over 300 residents of Palenga Zone in Layibi Division, Gulu were on Tuesday left homeless and their property worth millions of shillings destroyed when fire gutted their huts.
An expectant mother identified as Ms Jenty Aryemo, collapsed and was taken to Gulu Hospital after learning that she lost all her belongings.
Witnesses said the afternoon inferno was started by a child who was trying to cook food in one of the huts and it spread rapidly to other huts.
Eric Komakech, a student of Gulu College, said they saw their neighbours’ houses on fire but they could not help in time.
Another victim, Ms Angela Ayot, who was asleep inside her hut when the fire broke out, blamed the fire on acts of witchcraft.