Man run over by moving tractor at Osire

14 Jul 2019 16:30pm
OTJIWARONGO, 14 JUL (NAMPA) - A 43-year-old man died instantly on Friday afternoon after he was allegedly run over by a moving tractor he was travelling in on Farm Okavikenga situated some 30 kilometres west of the Osire Refugee Settlement Farm.
Namibian Police Force spokesperson in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha on Sunday told Nampa that the name of the deceased is known to the police, but can however not be revealed as his close relatives have not yet been informed of his death.
Mbeha said the deceased was a passenger in the tractor when he allegedly fell from it while it was towing a trailer, which ran over him.
The trailer, she added, was loaded with charcoal and the man died on the spot.
The police at Osire are now investigating a culpable homicide case in connection with the incident.
(NAMPA)
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