Last week, two dormitories burnt down at Leos Junior Academy, a private primary school in Masaka, in the west of Uganda. Five children were burnt to death. Four of the victims, all aged four, were in the kindergarten while one, aged seven, was in Primary 1. The matron died of her injuries shortly afterwards. The children were sleeping in illegal triple-decker bunk beds. Apparently they could not get out because the dormitory was overcrowded. That meant that they couldn't find their way out of their beds, through the smoke and fire, over and between the obstacles and locate the single exit which newspapers have said (though this may not be true), was securely padlocked. One does not bear to contemplate the horror of the situation.