Brickmaking machine kills man

16 Jul 2018 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 16 JUL (NAMPA) – A brickmaking machine claimed the life of a 26-year-old man in Swakopmund on Friday.
According to a crime report issued on Monday by the Namibian Police Force, Immanuel Mbangula was cleaning the machine at his workplace at about 13h00 when the machine operator allegedly started it not knowing that the deceased was busy cleaning it.
The report said the machine cut and fractured the victim’s head and he died on the spot.
“No arrest was made and investigations continue,” it said.
Meanwhile, according to the police, a 27-year-old man died instantly after he was stabbed with a knife three times in the neck by three street kids on Sunday in Windhoek.
The incident happened at about 20h22 at the old abandoned Royal Hotel in Ausspannplatz. The deceased allegedly had a quarrel with the suspects before the incident.
The report said the abandoned hotel is reportedly occupied by street kids currently.
“The motive is unknown, however two male suspects aged 23 and 18 were arrested,” it stated.
The deceased next of kin have not been informed yet.
In a separate incident, a 24-year-old man from Walvis Bay in the Erongo Region died instantly on Sunday after he lost control over the vehicle he was driving.
According to the police report, Sharic Swartz was alone in the vehicle and was driving from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay at about 02h50.
The accident took place at Longbeach.
In the Omaheke Region, 22-year-old Erenst Hoveka died on the spot when the sedan he was travelling in collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Gobabis on Sunday at about 03h34.
The report said the deceased was a passenger in the sedan, adding that the driver of the (SUV) fled the scene without ascertaining the nature of the damage and injuries of the accident. The driver was, however, later arrested. The driver of the sedan was taken to the Gobabis State Hospital from where he allegedly later fled to Windhoek.
Further police investigations continue.