Boys die in M-59 rocket explosion

26 Oct 2014 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 26 OCT (NAMPA) –Two boys aged seven and 10 years died in a M-59 rocket explosion on Saturday at around 11h00 at the Otjimbundu village in the Epupa constituency of the Kunene Region.
Deputy Commissioner, Edwin Kanguatjivi, at the crime media briefing on Sunday said it is suspected that the deceased, Noah Ndjawombe (10) and Papi Lundjinda (seven) played with the ordinance after they found it in the bush. The boys were herding some goats before the accident.
'Community members heard a thunderous explosion and went to investigate, just to find the boys lying dead in a pool of blood. When the Namibian Police Explosive Division arrived at the scene, the device was identified as a M-59 rocket,' he stated.
Police investigation continues and the next of kin were informed.
In another incident, Arrie van Wyk (age unknown) was busy digging an earth dam with a bulldozer when he was attacked by a swarm of bees. The incident took place on Friday at about 15H45 at Farm Arbeidsgenot in the Khomas Region.
Van Wyk was rushed to the hospital, but died while medical personnel in the ambulance were attending to his wounds. Next of kin were informed.
The police in the Khomas region is investigating a case of culpable homicide, reckless and negligent driving and driving under the influence of intoxicating substances against a minibus taxi driver.
The driver in question allegedly lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn.
Three other vehicles were involved in the accident that took place at about 22H30 on Saturday night in Okahandja Park on the road to Brakwater.
It is alleged that the driver of the taxi minibus driving from east to west, lost control of the vehicle and bumped into a shack and a Toyota pick-up which was was parked next to the shack.
The driver then fled the scene of accident on foot.
A 38 year old unidentified pedestrian, who was amongst those who flocked to the accident scene, was hit by a Volkswagen Polo traveling at high speed from the southern direction.
direction. She died on the scene.
Another Volkswagen Polo coming from the opposite direction rammed into the Polo that hit the woman. The driver of the first Polo was arrested and is expected to appear in court on Monday, according to Kanguatjivi.