Woman dies after being struck by lightning in Omusati Region

03 Jan 2019 15:50pm
ONGWEDIVA, 03 JAN (NAMPA) – A 37-year-old woman died after being struck by lightning at Okafitu kaNangombe village in the Ogongo Constituency on Wednesday.
Inspector Linekela Shikongo of the Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Public Relations Unit in the the Omusati Region told Nampa on Thursday the deceased has been identified as Lahia Megameno Efraim.
“She was struck by lightning while on her way to a location called Otjeke at the village around 16h30,” Shikongo stated.
He said an inquest docket has been opened at the Outapi Police Station in connection with the matter.
Efraim’s next of kin have been informed.
The NamPol spokesperson in the Oshikoto Region, Inspector Ellen Nehale, reported the theft of a motor vehicle at Oshaakondwa village in the Oniipa Constituency at midnight on Tuesday.
The 2015 Toyota pick-up that belongs to Anna Kashihakumwa was parked inside the yard at home when two culprits allegedly pushed it out to the nearby main road and made off with the vehicle.
Nehale said they were found with the vehicle in their possession at Epembe village in the Ohangwena Region around 15h30 on Wednesday and fled the scene.
Nehale said a 28-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with the theft on Wednesday around 19h00 at Epembe and is being detained at the police station at Omuthiya.
Police investigations into the matter continue.