FOUR female children were charred to death when a grass thatched house in which they were playing in caught fire in Rufunsa District.
The fire incident happened yesterday around 14:30 hours in Chinyunyu area of Mutetesha village in Chief Bundabunda. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has told Mwebantu in a statement that she suspect that the victims were practicing how to cook when house caught fire.
fire “A report was received from Jelina Chiyokoma aged 63 that her four grandchildren identified as Dainess Mabenga aged six years, Mandalena Chalila aged seven years, Belita Mabenga aged four years and Beatrice Banda aged five years were burnt to death in an abandoned grass thatched house located about 50 meters from their home,” Katongo said. She said police have since opened an inquiry in the matter.