The Rwanda National Police is hunting for suspects who set a fire that left two street children dead and another badly injured in Nyarugenge District, yesterday. The third kid succumbed to injuries today.
The Friday incident took place at about 4am at Muhima Sector, when a tunnel in which three street children were sheltering was set on fire.
Two of the teenagers in the tunnel were killed by the fire while the third is being treated for serious burns at Kigali University Teaching Hospital (CHUK), according to a Police statement.
Preliminary investigations by Rwanda National Police point to three night watchmen, who are suspected to have started the fire, the statement said. The suspects are currently on the run.
RNP Spokesperson, ACP Theos Badege said: “Police has started operations to locate and apprehend the individuals responsible for this hideous act. We appeal to anyone with information to help arrest the suspects. “
The Rwanda National Police conveyed condolences to the families of the deceased.