Toddler drowns in Omusati Region

24 Jul 2017 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 24 JUL (NAMPA) – A two-year-old boy drowned after he reportedly fell into a well at Omutekwa village in the Omusati Region Sunday afternoon.
A crime report issued by the Head of the Namibian Police Force’s Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi on Monday said the incident occurred at around 18h00.
The deceased was playing near the well with other children when he fell in.
He has been identified as Frederick Gabriel.
Meanwhile, on the same day on the Outapi-Oshakati road, a pedestrian lost his life after he was hit by a pick-up truck at around 18h30.
It is reported that the driver of the vehicle hit the pedestrian when he was crossing the road.
The deceased has been identified as 49-year-old Shikalepo Martin.
He died on the scene.
Both deceased persons’ next of kin have been informed and police investigations continue.
In an unrelated matter, a foetus was discovered between the University of Namibia’s Neudamm campus and Hosea Kutako International Airport on Sunday at around 12h00.
The police said a pedestrian found the dead foetus wrapped in newspaper and stuffed in plastic bags.
No arrests have been made so far and police investigations continue.