Police report several deaths

17 Nov 2013 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 17 NOV (NAMPA) – A 20-year old woman was stabbed to death with a knife by the 25-year old father of her child.
The incident took place on Thursday at the Omatha village in the Eenhana Constituency of the Ohangwena Region.
The deceased was on her way from school with two friends, when the suspect, who was hiding in a nearby bush, stopped her while her friends proceeded home.
Namibian Police (NamPol) Inspector Stephan Nuuyi told the media on Sunday the suspect then grabbed the victim and stabbed her three times.
Her friends heard screams for help, and saw the suspect fleeing the scene.
According to Nuuyi, one of the friends went back to see what was happening, and discovered the deceased lying on her back with the knife still stuck in her chest.
Police investigations continue.
In a separate incident, two children died on Friday after the hut they were sleeping in was struck by lightning and caught fire in the Olupandu village of the Okalongo Constituency in the Omusati Region.
The 14-year old David Kambuta died on the spot, while his cousin, Kauko Efeinge Joseph, passed away on the way to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.
In an unrelated incident, the seven-year-old Ndapanda Magano Ambrosius drowned in a water pond at the Okafitukashau village of the Ogongo Constituency on Saturday.
Nuuyi said it is not clear what the deceased was doing in the pond at the time of her death.
Her next of kin are informed.
In yet another death, a four-month-old baby girl died on Saturday at the Okaungudhiya village of the Outapi Constituency.
The police reported the mother as saying the baby woke up weak, crying and discharging white foam from her nose. The baby died while her mother was trying to get help.
The cause of her death is not yet established.
In Windhoek, a man (age not given) was found dead with a wound to his head on Wednesday last week in the Okuryangava informal settlement.
The deceased has been identified as Hafeni Makalani. His next of kin are informed.
Nuuyi said it is suspected that the deceased was stabbed or hit with a sharp object.