Man dies after brick wall collapse on him
19 Apr 2017 11:50am
OTJIWARONGO, 19 APR (NAMPA) - A 25-year-old man died at the Grootfontein State Hospital Tuesday afternoon after a concrete wall fell on him at the scrapyard in that town.
The man has been identified as Jackson Unondjara.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol)s Otjozondjupa Regional Community Liaison Officer, Sergeant Martha Andjamba told Nampa on Wednesday his close relatives have been informed of his death.
Andjamba said Unondjara had gone to the scrapyard that same day to collect empty bottles.
Preliminary investigations indicate that after loading the bottles onto a truck, Unondjara directed the truck driver to reverse out of the building.
As the truck was reversing, it accidentally bumped a wall while Unondjara stood behind it.
Part of the wall fell on him and he sustained head injuries.
Unondjara was taken to hospital, where he died on arrival at about 15h00.
The police opened a case of a reckless and/or negligent driving against the driver.
Police investigations continue.