Fuel truck driver dies in fire near Tsumeb

18 Sep 2016 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 18 SEP (NAMPA) - A truck driver died on the Tsumeb-Oshivelo some 50 kilometers north of Tsumeb after the fuel carrier truck he drove caught fire on Saturday.
He has been identified as Adrof Angula.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Head of Media Relations, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said at the weekly crime briefing here on Sunday the truck was one of two parked at a resting place near the road. Both trucks caught fire.
The truck of the deceased belongs to Cross Road Distribution Namibia, based in Tsumeb.
“The passengers in the other truck, a goods truck, said they do not know what caused the fire and just saw the deceased running while on fire and yelling for help before collapsing,” she said.
They however managed to rescue the driver of the goods truck, a Zambian national, who sustained serious burns on his arms and leg.
The injured driver was rushed to the Oshakati State Hospital, while the two passengers escaped unhurt.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
In an unrelated matter, the 21-year-old Roberto Gawanab died instantly from a gunshot in Rehoboth's Block B location on Saturday between 17h30 and 18h00.
It is alleged that the pistol went off accidentally as another man was attempting to remove it from a bag. In the process, the shot struck the diseased who died at the scene.
The suspect,30, has been arrested after it was also discovered that the firearm is unlicensed.
The next of kin of the deceased are informed and police investigations continue.
The decomposed body of a man was found at his house in the Usakos area on Saturday at 17h30.
The body was found in front of the farm house where he stayed alone by neigbours who alerted the police.
His next of kin have not yet been informed and police investigations continue.
Meanwhile, a four-month-old baby boy was found dead in the bed where he slept with this parents on Saturday.
The incident occurred at Upopo village in the Omuntele area of Okatope at 06h00.
It was discovered that the deceased had a bleeding wound on his left ear, according to the police.
A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.
In another matter, a three-month-old baby boy was found dead in the bed where he slept with his parents on Saturday at Okamatapati in the Otjozondjupa Region.
According to the police, the mother went outside in the early morning hours to relieve herself and made the discovery upon her return.
A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
(NAMPA)
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