Boy dies after snake bite

17 Nov 2017 16:30pm
WIDNHOEK, 17 NOV (NAMPA) – A five-year-old boy died on the way to the Opuwo District Hospital on Thursday after he was bitten by a snake at Orutjandja informal settlement in Opuwo.
Crime Investigations Coordinator of the Namibian Police Force in the Kunene Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Kanyetu confirmed the incident and said the deceased boy was identified as Sean Kampaku.
Kanyetu said the incident happened at around 04h00 inside the house in which the boy was sleeping.
Although the type of snake was not identified, Kanyetu told Nampa it had been killed.