24 Apr 2016 16:10pm
WINDHOEK, 24 APR (NAMPA) - Four people died by drowning and another was killed by a crocodile over the past few days.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi Sunday announced the deaths in a media statement in which she issued a stern warning and reminder for people to take precautions near water.
In the Zambezi Region, a yet-to-be-identified man died Friday when he fell from a boat into the Zambezi River in the area of Kalimbeza.
The body has not yet been recovered.
In a separate incident, NamPol at the Ngoma border post reported that Nalucha Ilukena, 8, drowned at the Luhonono village on Friday while she was allegedly crossing a water channel from one village to another. Her next of kin has been informed of her death.
In the Oshikoto Region, NamPol at the northern town of Omuthiya opened an inquest docket after two persons fell into an earth dam and drowned at the Onanke village on Friday.
The deceased are a 64-year-old man only known as Armas at this stage and 54-year-old Cecilia Jonas, and their next of kin has been informed of their death.
In another water-related death, NamPol at Katima Mulilo reported that a 16-year-old boy was attacked and killed by a crocodile while fetching water. His body has not yet been recovered and the search continues.
Meanwhile, the Ngoma police also retrieved the decomposed body of Albius Sibongo Sanyendo, 52, from the Zambezi River on Wednesday. It is not yet certain how he died.
The deceased was last seen on 17 April 2016 at the village Kapolota Village in the Malindi area.
His next of kin has been informed.