Man killed by hippo in Linyanti

28 Jul 2013 11:50
WINDHOEK, 28 JUL (NAMPA) - A 20-year-old Angolan man was allegedly killed by a hippo in the Linyanti area of the Caprivi Region on Friday.
Speaking during the Sunday crime briefing here, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Inspector Stephan Nuuyi said the deceased and his friends were busy fishing when a hippo attacked them at about 20h00.
The victim was bitten and thrown into the water. His friends escaped unhurt.
The victim’s body has been recovered, and his next of kin are yet to be informed. Police investigations in the matter continue.
In the Erongo Region, a 31-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing his cousin with a kitchen knife to death. The incident happened in Karibib at the Single Quarters on Saturday at around 20h15.
The victim has been identified as Martin Kakoko, age unkown. He died at the Karibib Clinic. The suspect handed himself over to the police.
Also in the Erongo region, the Namibian Police Force are investigating a case of culpable homicide, alternatively failing to ascertain damages or injuries and fleeing the scene, when a taxi driver was killed in a head-on collision with a Navara pick-up vehicle on the Walvis Bay-Swakopmund road on Saturday.
The incident happened at around 15h20, about 10 kilometres outside Swakopmund.
The pick-up driver fled the scene, and no arrest has yet been made. Police investigations continue.
In a separate incident, the police in the Ohangwena Region are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a person died on the spot after the car he was travelling in spinned out of control and hit a palm tree on 24 July at about 20h00 on the Omhedi and Ohangwena gravel road.
The driver was seriously injured.
The deceased has been identified as Leonard Mwaetako, and his next of kin have been informed.
Meanwhile, the police in the Hardap Region are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a pick-up vehicle transporting schoolchildren was involved in an accident, killing a 16-year-old learner.
The accident happened on Friday at about 15h15 on the gravel road near the Uibes farm, some 90 km south of Gibeon.
There were 15 occupants in the car at the time of the incident. It is alleged that the driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid bumping into a cow that was crossing the road at the time.
A two-year-old toddler escaped unhurt.