10 Apr 2015 15:20pm
NDIYONA, 10 APR (NAMPA) - Crocodile attacks on humans in the Kavango River continue unabated in both the Kavango East and West regions, with the latest victim being an 11-year-old boy who was caught and killed by a crocodile at Kashira village.
Kashira is situated some 90 kilometres (km) east of Rundu in the Kavango East regions Ndiyona Constituency.
According to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) crime report issued to Nampa on Friday, Frans Ndjamba, a resident of the said village went to the river with his friends to swim when the incident occurred. The remains of the deceased have not yet been found, but the police and officials from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) are continuing with the search.
The deceaseds next of kin were already informed and police have opened an inquest docket into the incident.
On 08 March at Kake village in the Kavango East region, a 32 year-old woman was caught and killed by a crocodile while bathing in the river with her two children.
Her village is situated some 200km east of Rundu in the Mukwe Constituency.
The woman, Ruhodhi Mukeve, allegedly first bathed her children before bathing herself when she was snatched away by a crocodile, prompting her minor children to run for their lives.
Her remains have also not been recovered but an intensive search by police officers and officials from MET have only recovered some internal organs that were abandoned at an island adjacent to the river.
Another incident occurred almost a week later on 16 March, where an Angolan boy was also killed by a crocodile in the Kavango River.
The incident, which occurred at Mateke village, situated some 180km east of Rundu in the Kavango East Regions Mukwe Constituency, apparently happened when he went to the river with others to swim.
Remains of the deceased, identified as Manuel Armando Singi, have not yet been found.