Girl, 9, falls from donkey cart and dies: NamPol

26 May 2015 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 26 MAY (NAMPA) - A nine-year-old girl died after she allegedly fell from a moving donkey cart in the early morning hours of Monday at Okaluwa village of the Omuntele area.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi told a media briefing here on Tuesday afternoon that the deceased person, identified as Wilka Nuugwanga Ndapandula Angula, fell and died after the moving donkey cart hit a pole and overturned.
The child's next of kin have already been informed and police investigations are underway.
In an unrelated incident, a 66-year-pensioner was arrested by the police at the Okaonde village in the Ontananga area of the Oshikoto Region after he allegedly shot and killed a 44-year-old man at the village on Monday.
It was reported to the police that the deceased person, identified as Evalistus Shipanga, was shot with a pistol in the chest. He died on the spot.
The two men were involved in a heated quarrel before the shooting incident at the village cucashop at about 21h30.
In a separate incident, the police at the northern town of Omuthiya in the Oshikoto Region are investigating a case of culpable homicide after Armas Ndjambula (age not mentioned) died during a road accident on the Othemayethano/Omuthiya gravel road on Monday.
It is alleged that Ndjambula, who was a passenger in the vehicle, died on the spot when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned at about 02h00, some 11 kilometres to Omuthiya.
The 39-year-old driver, Kleophas Amulungu, sustained some injuries on the neck and head, and is now receiving medical attention at the Onandjokwe Lutheran Church Hospital near Ondangwa.
All people who were involved in the accident are residents of the Onakankuzi village.
Ndjambula's next of kin have already been informed and police investigations continue to establish the exact circumstances of the accident.
In the capital, the Wanaheda police reported that a 66-year-old man shot and wounded his 46-year-old girlfriend on Monday between 09h00 and 10h00 at the corner of Green Mountain Road and Matsitsi Road in Katutura.
It is alleged that the pensioner shot the victim once in the forehead and once in the mouth with a pistol.
After this, the elderly man turned the gun on himself and shot himself in the mouth. The bullet exited at the back of his head. He survived.
In the case of the female victim, the bullet also shot through her mouth and exited at the back of her head, but the bullet in her forehead is still stuck.
Both are now receiving medical treatment at a local hospital and their health conditions are said to be stable.
Police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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