Dar es Salaam. Three Type One college students have been killed when fireplace broke out on the Ilala Islamic Secondary College on Saturday morning, headmaster Buhero Issa confirmed.
The incident concerned the second flooring dormitory of the college situated close to the junctions of Kasulu and Arusha streets in Ilala District, Dar es Salaam Area.
Mr Issa named the scholars as Aziz Juma, Ramadhan Abdulrahman and Ibrahim Balisusa, who was laid to relaxation yesterday on the Tabata Chang’ombe Cemetery. “To this point we don’t know the reason for the fireplace, however consultants are nonetheless investigating. The incident has not solely precipitated human loss however that of property as effectively.
“Nothing may very well be salvaged from the dormitory, not even a single mattress or scholar’s belongings. The hearth broke out abruptly,” mentioned Issa.
He mentioned the construction has 4 rooms for Type One to Six college students, and the fireplace broke out within the one utilized by Type One college students.
The headmaster mentioned additional that college students have returned house and the administration will concern a tenet as to when the scholars would be capable of return to proceed with research.
Police Officer Commanding District Zubeir Chambela mentioned the fireplace incident broke out in a dormitory of the college owned by Islamic Basis.
“On the floor flooring of the college there’s a mosque, on the primary flooring there are places of work and convention halls and the dormitories are on the second flooring. Investigations are ongoing to determine the reason for the incident,” mentioned OCD Chambela.
In keeping with the patron of the scholars, the OCD mentioned, there have been greater than 300 college students within the college because the incident occurred, however most escaped unharmed with some sustaining minor accidents.
“We at first thought that each one the scholars had escaped unharmed, however after we searched the dormitories, that was after we found that three college students had misplaced their lives. Within the preliminary search, we famous that the majority gadgets had been consumed by fireplace, together with books and beds.
“Within the second room is the place we found the three our bodies. They burnt past recognition.
“We collected the our bodies and took them to the Muhimbili Nationwide Hospital for preservation,” mentioned OCD Chambela.
One of many witnesses, Bakari Salum, mentioned whereas he was in his home asleep he was woke up by a noise and went outdoors and noticed an enormous cloud of smoke smouldering from a constructing that had dormitories and a mosque.
He mentioned the fireplace began abruptly at 2am and added that they made efforts to cellphone the Fireplace and Rescue Power that arrived at round 2:30am and disconnected energy in all the space of Ilala and managed to place out the raging fireplace.
“We don’t know the reason for the fireplace. It was so enormous. Individuals got here outdoors their houses, however have been unable to extinguish it as a result of the burning dormitory was on the highest flooring of the constructing,” mentioned Salum.