One Dead As Fire Guts Hotel In Gulu


It was a double trouble at Hotel Roma in Gulu town this morning after an unidentified lady was found dead in her hotel room as fire guts the hotel.

The fire allegedly started at around 6:30 am in one of the rooms occupied by Patrick Kinyera, a son to the proprietor of the hotel.

According to one of the staff, as they rushed to rescue their clients still inside their rooms and they found the lady already dead in one of the rooms.

Detectives Checking The Body

Though the fire was later put out by police fire brigade, mystery is still surrounding how the lady ended up at the hotel, who brought her and what caused her death.

According to some of the staff, the lady was brought to the hotel last night by a man who was driving a vehicle with government registration number plates.

However there was no record of the particulars of the man and the number plates of the vehicle.

Police have since arrested Patrick Kinyera to help with the investigation and the body taken to Gulu regional referral hospital for postmortem.

Dickson Ouni, the regional fire Officer said they were yet to establish the cause of the fire.

Charles Okot, the Hotel manager said he can’t explain anything about the incident because he was also not around.


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