Baby dies in electricity shock drama at Okahandja

20 Aug 2014 14:30pm
OTJIWARONGO, 20 AUG (NAMPA) – A nine-month-old baby girl died on Tuesday when her mother allegedly fell on her after suffering an electric shock at Okahandja.
The deceased has been identified as Lydia Kavaikua Sion, and the mother as Hendrina Nambala.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo told Nampa on Wednesday that Nambala was allegedly repairing some electrical wires inside her shack at the Saamstaan informal settlement in Okahandja when she was shocked by the current.
The baby was strapped to her back at the time.
“The shock from the electricity forced Nambala to fall down on her back, and she accidently smashed her baby girl against the ground.
The baby died on the spot,” explained Anghuwo.
Nambala was also injured, and was admitted to the Okahandja State Hospital.
An inquest docket, no. 14/2014, was opened at the Okahandja police station.
Investigations continue.