Truck kills man and injures another in Swakopmund

20 Nov 2016 13:40pm
SWAKOPMUND, 20 NOV (NAMPA) - A 56-year-old man from Swakopmund on Friday died on duty after a truck he was repairing fell on him and a co-worker at Coastal Auto Repair.
Police identified the deceased as Fillemon Kamati and his co-worker who survived the accident as Levi Nghede, 46.
A police incident report from Detective Chief Inspector, Erastus Iikuyu of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) availed to Nampa on Sunday said the accident happened when the two workers were under a truck and repairing a rear spring blade.
“It is alleged that while they were busy, the jack slid off and the truck fell on them. The garage owner and other workers jacked up the truck to rescue the two men but unfortunately Kamati died on the scene,” reads the incident report.
Iikuyu said survivor Nghede sustained serious injuries and is admitted to the Swakopmund State Hospital in a stable condition.
The detective also reported a fire incident which destroyed seven houses and 17 shacks on Friday afternoon in Tutaleni settlement of Walvis Bay.
The cause of the fire which destroyed properties such as beds, blankets and refrigerators is not known.
No one was injured or died in the fire.
“There are allegations that an eight-year-old boy who resides in one of the burnt house put the stove on to prepare food but, in the process the curtain caught fire and started burning unnoticed,” Iikuyu said.
Police investigations continue.