Girl drowns in swamp in Linyanti
21 Dec 2016 08:31am
WINDHOEK, 20 DEC (NAMPA) A five-year-old girl from the Linyanti area in the Zambezi Region drowned in a swamp on Sunday afternoon while swimming with friends.
According to a Namibian Police Force report issued on Monday, Teresia Chulo drowned at about 15h30.
It said the children she was swimming with called for help when they realised their friend is drowning. She was rescued alive but died later at a nearby clinic.
Her next of kin were informed.
In a separate incident, a 43-year-old man from the Oshikondeilongo village in the Oshikoto Region will appear in the Ondangwa Magistrates Court this week for allegedly firing shots at and assaulting his wife during a heated argument on Sunday.
Fortunately, all four shots missed the wife.
It is alleged the couple were at home when a quarrel erupted around 10h00. The man then allegedly took a walking stick and assaulted his wife before the neighbours came to her rescue.
NamPol confiscated his firearm upon his arrest that day.
The 34-year-old victim was taken to the Okatope Clinic, from which she was later transferred to the Onandjokwe Hospital for further treatment. She was discharged the same day.