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PHOTOS: Makerere Guts Fire ahead of University Reopening

A major fire has engulfed the 79-year-old Makerere University Main Administration Building in Kampala.

“The Main Building – Ivory Tower has caught fire,” Makerere University announced on Sunday morning.

“The fire brigade is on ground,” the campus added.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

The building is considered one of Uganda’s most famous landmark.

we were unable to obtain a comment from authorities at 1:27am when we posted this story as calls went unanswered.

Pictures show the roof of the main building burning uncontrollably. 

Makerere said Police Fire Brigade were “trying to put out the fire which has now covered almost half of the roof. It’s a trying moment for us.”

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