Man dies after grain pounding machine falls on him at Taratara village

30 Sep 2019 14:20pm
RUNDU, 30 SEP (NAMPA) – An adult Namibian male died on the spot on Friday afternoon at Tarata village in the Kavango East Region after a grain pounding machine allegedly fell on him.
Namibian Police Force’s Head of Public Relations, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, said in a crime report issued on Monday that the incident happened at around 15h00 when the deceased, identified as Samuel Sirunda (age unknown) was pounding maize meal at the machine.
His next of kin have been informed of his death and investigations into the incident continue.
In a separate incident, a 29-year-old man was arrested on Friday for the reckless and negligent driving of a Government vehicle when he allegedly bumped into a pavement of a traffic circle in Nkurenkuru in the Kavango West Region at around 20h15.
It is further alleged that the suspect fled the scene afterwards and went to park the vehicle in the bushes, said Kanguatjivi.
He is expected to appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Monday.