Pensioner drowns in Kavango River

22 Nov 2015 10:30am


A 65-year-old woman drowned in the Kavango River on Friday. The incident occurred at an unknown time during the day at Muhopi village in the Kavango East Region.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s acting Regional Crime Investigations' Coordinator for Kavango East, Detective Chief Inspector Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa on Saturday the woman had gone swimming.

The deceased has been identified as Engelbertha Sikongo Hamutenya.

Hamutenya's body was recovered by the police on the same day and taken to the Rundu hospital mortuary. Her next of kin have been informed.