Two minors drown at Etilyasa

02 Jan 2017 15:30pm
ONGWEDIVA, 02 JAN (NAMPA) - Two children drowned in a pond at the Etilyasa village of the Otamanzi Constituency in the Omusati Region on Sunday.
Warrant Officer Linekela Shikongo of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Unit in the region named the deceased children as eight-year-old Ester Mukwiilongo Kuume and one-year-old Makili Sevelinus.
“The corpses of both deceased children were taken to the Okahao Police Mortuary where post-mortems will be conducted,” Shikongo said.
The minors drowned in the pond at their neighbour’s fenced yard at about 19h00.
They were left in the care of their neighbour by their guardian, but had snuck out to go home when the fatal incident occurred, said the police.
The next of kin of the deceased have been informed.