Two pensioners commit suicide, two minors killed

23 Nov 2014 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) – A pensioner allegedly hanged herself with a rope at the Okauva village of the Ondombe Constituency in the Ohangwena Region on Saturday.
The incident took place at about 08h00, said Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson Slogan Matheus during a media briefing here on Sunday.
He said the deceased, identified as Secilia Jason, 82, had tea with her family that morning, and then left to her bedroom, only to be found hanging a few hours later.
No suicide note was left, and the next of kin have been informed.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
In the Omusati Region, 69-year-old Katoole Sakaria hanged himself with a rope at his homestead at the Lilambo village in the Okahao Constituency on Sunday at about 08h30.
No suicide note was left, and his next of kin have been informed. Police investigations continue.
In a separate incident, Josef Namutumbo, 55, fell into an earth dam and drowned at the Ombafi village of the Ogongo Constituency in the Omusati Region on Thursday.
The incident took place at about 21h00.
It is not yet clear what the deceased was doing at the dam, but it is suspected that he was on his way home from the Ombafi location.
His next of kin have been informed, and police investigations into the matter continue.
A two-year-old girl, Kalulu Jennifer Pumulo, died instantly on Saturday at about 16h30 after an unused stove fell on top of her while she was playing in the kitchen of a house in the Ndama location in Rundu.
Her next of kin were already formed, and police investigations into the matter continue.
In the Erongo Region, a seven-year-old girl died at the Kuisebmund Clinic on Saturday after injuring herself on the head with a church gate.
The incident took place at about 10h20.
It has been reported that the deceased playfully climbed the church gate, and injured her head in the process.
She was rushed to the clinic, but died on the same day.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.
Her next of kin have been informed, and police investigations into the matter continue.
(NAMPA)
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