RWANDA: Muhanga Central Prison Burns


store sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 150%;”>Officials told page sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 150%;”>Chimpreports that the fire broke out in the afternoon, sending shockwaves in the neighbourhood.

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Security forces were quickly dispatched to the detention centre to secure prisoners.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

However, it is thought the incident occurred during a fumigation exercise.

Fire fighters were seen using water canons to stop the raging flames from spreading to neighbouring areas.

The development comes high on the heels of another fire incident near Hotel Okapi in which shops and property was destroyed.

Eyewitnesses said the fire at Okapi was triggered by a welder as he fixed burglar proofs at a shop.


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