Two toddlers drown in water containers

15 Sep 2013 09:30
WINDHOEK, 15 SEP (NAMPA) – The body of an 11-month-old baby was found in a bucket of water at Ongulatula village in the Oshana Region on Friday.
Speaking during the weekly crime briefing in the capital on Sunday, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said Selma Nangula Moses’s body was found at around 18h00, and she is suspected to have drowned.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
Another drowning took place at Omindamba village in the Omusati Region, where a three-year-old boy is thought to have drowned in a 60-litre water container.
Shikwambi said Leonard Immanuel’s body was found in the container on Friday at around 15h00. The police are investigating the matter.
Also in the Omusati Region, the police are investigating the unnatural death of Panduleni Sakaria. The four-year-old was found dead in a sleeping hut on Saturday at around 20h50.
His cause of death is under investigation.
In the Oshana Region, the 32-year-old David Hashiyana died instantly after he allegedly lost control of the vehicle he was driving, causing it to drive into a pole and overturn.
Shikwambi said the accident occurred at around 22h00 on Friday at Oshidiladila village near Ongwediva. Two passengers, both aged 26, survived the accident without injuries.
In an unrelated incident at Ongwediva, a man was arrested after he was found in possession of various Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards at the Ongwediva Complex on Friday.
The man had apparently appeared suspicious and had been withdrawing money at a Standard Bank ATM at around 22h00.
Shikwambi said the police searched him and found him in possession of ATM cards and N.dollars 20 000 in cash.
The suspect was arrested and is expected to appear in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on Monday, while police investigations continue.
“The nation is once again reminded to be alert of financial crimes. Be very watchful and very careful, especially when withdrawing money at ATMs,” the NamPol spokesperson said.