Sleeping boy dies after car crash into his shack

29 Jun 2014 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 29 JUN (NAMPA) – A 3-year-old boy died on the spot when a car crashed into the shack in which he was sleeping with his mother in Otjomuise’s 8de Laan informal settlement on Saturday.
The driver of the vehicle apparently lost control over the vehicle, and it crashed into the shack at about 00h43.
The toddler has been identified as Uvangwa Kandjii.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Sergeant Slogan Mathias said during the Sunday media briefing here, the mother, Gisela Kandjii, sustained injuries, and was admitted in the Katutura Intermediate Hospital on Saturday.
The 46-year-old male driver was arrested on the spot, and is expected to appear in Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
In a separate incident, 24-year-old Moses Ndaitwa was bumped to death by a vehicle on the Matsitsi Road in the Goreangab residential area of the capital on Saturday at about 10h30.
It is alleged that the driver of a Volkswagen sedan vehicle lost control over the vehicle and bumped Ndaitwa and another pedestrian, Matheus Shikongo, 25, who sustained serious injuries. He was admitted to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital on the same day.
The driver of the vehicle, a 34-year-old male, was arrested, and will appear in Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
The deceased’s next of kin have been informed.
In yet another car-related death, an unidentified man died on the spot when the driver of the BMW sedan in which he was travelling, lost control and crashed into a school fence along Gambia Street in the Havana location on Saturday.
The incident took place at about 01h40.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident, and is still at large.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
In a separate incident, a 45-year-old woman was assaulted and raped on her way from a night-out in the Khomasdal residential area on Saturday at about 03h00.
She was admitted to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, and her condition is reported to be serious but stable.
No suspect has been arrested yet, and police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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