Charcoal farmworker struck by lighting in Otjozondjupa

20 Feb 2017 12:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 20 FEB (NAMPA) - A 29-year-old man was Saturday struck by lightning at the Okomombonde government resettlement farm in the Otjozondjupa Region.
The charcoal farmworker, Simon Fillemon Nghilifa, was working at about 18h00 when he died from the natural disaster.
Farm Okomombonde is situation over 100 kilometres east of Otjiwarongo.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Detective Chief Inspector, Naukalemo Andreas on Monday confirmed the incident to Nampa.
“Nghilifa’s close relatives have been informed of his death,” said Andreas.
Inquest 03/2017 has been opened at the Otjiwarongo Police Station.
Police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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