Man aged 106 dies in hut fire at Onaanke village

28 Mar 2016 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 28 MAR (NAMPA) – A man believed to be 106 years old died when his sleeping hut caught fire at the Onaanke village near Omuthiya in the Oshikoto Region on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified at Samuel Naakwedhi Imene.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Inspector Slogan Matheus told a media briefing here on Monday the pensioner was asleep in the hut when it was engulfed by flames. He was burned beyond recognition.
Matheus said the police could not confirm Imene’s age, but a relative who lived with him said he was 106 years old.
Meanwhile, a police officer was found dead inside his private vehicle which appeared to have driven into the fence of the Mariental Electricity Company opposite the NamPol regional headquarters in Mariental on Saturday.
The deceased, identified as Seblon Guy Iipinge, 39, was found dead inside the vehicle at about 06h30 by police officers.
Matheus said the circumstances surrounding his death have not yet been established.
The deceased was off-duty at the time of the incident and was in his private vehicle.
His next of kin have been informed and police investigations into the matter continue.
Meanwhile, in the Omaheke Region, a mother discovered that her two-week-old baby boy had died when she woke up to breastfeed him at around 06h00 on Saturday.
According to Matheus, the mother breastfed the baby at around 04h00 and woke up again at 06h00 to feed him again when she realised the baby had died.
The incident occurred at the Eiseb Block area at the Otjitaazu village.
The deceased has been identified as Langman Mannetjie.
A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.