Two people died after the thatched house they were sleeping in caught fire in the early hours of today in Simukiya village in Lukulu district.
Western region police commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi has confirmed the development to ZANIS in Lukulu in a telephone interview.
Ms. Kamukoshi identified the deceased as Antonio Antonio aged 29 years and Sam Ilukena aged 32 years both of Kangimbu village of Lukulu District.
The police commissioner said the fire is believed to have started 01:30 hours and 02:00 hours and the cause of the fire is not yet established.
She further added that the deceased failed to locate the door due to heavy smoke.
Meanwhile, the deceased have since been put to rest.