Uganda, May 17 -- On Wednesday, six children belonging to South Sudanese nationals were burnt to death in a fire that broke out in their rented apartment at Namulanda B Zone, Kajjansi Town Council, Wakiso District.

Hibba William (16), Gith William (15), Dijwok William (12), Achwanj William (9), Teggi William (4) and Gloria William (2) died in the fire that is said to have started in the wee hours of Wednesday, May 15.

The children's mother who was in the house when the fire broke out was the only one who was rescued and survived. The eldest daughter had been rescued too but got trapped in the inferno and died when she went back in to save her siblings.

What is intriguing about the tragedy is that it did not happen from out of the blue....