Walvis Bay man dies after setting himself on fire

13 Feb 2018 13:50pm
WALVIS BAY, 13 FEB (NAMPA) – A man from Walvis Bay allegedly set himself on fire in an attempt to commit suicide on Friday.
He succumbed to his injuries on Saturday after he was transferred to the Katutura State Hospital in Windhoek.
The Namibian Police Force’s Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu in an incident report on Tuesday said the man has been identified as 39-year-old Alex Salom.
“On Friday, Salom sent a text message to his wife around 16h26 telling her to take care of his baby,” Iikuyu said.
The incident report said a man driving between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund saw a person lying on a dune.
When the man approached Salom, he realised he was severely injured.
After the man informed the police, the deceased was rushed to the Walvis Bay State Hospital before being transferred to Windhoek the same day.