Pensioner dies in house fire at Aroab

09 Jun 2019 14:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 09 JUN (NAMPA) – A 63-year-old woman died after the house she was in caught fire at Aroab in the //Kharas Region around 19h30 on Friday.
The Namibian Police Force’s crime investigations coordinator for //Kharas, Deputy Commissioner Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa on Sunday the deceased was identified as Katrina Mertens.
He said it is suspected that the fire started in the sleeping room of the deceased who was alone in the house in Gert Visser Street at the southern village.
“The victim sustained 100 per cent burn wounds and died. The cause of the fire is still unknown,” said Mubebo.
The deceased’s next of kin have been informed and police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
ST/HP/PS