Children killed in explosion

The Katutura location at Opuwo was the scene of a devastating explosion that claimed the lives of two children.

03 December 2019 | Crime

Two four-year-old children died and several others were seriously injured in an explosion at Opuwo on Saturday.

Tjapona Hivandinga and Mukatokoo Nangopwa and other children were playing with an unidentified explosive device, which exploded.

The incident occurred at the Katutura location at Opuwo. The injured were admitted to the Oshakati State Hospital, one of them in a critical condition.

In other crime news, a 36-year-old woman was stabbed to death with a piece of steel wire at Epako, Gobabis, on Friday. According to the police Elfriede Afrikaner was stabbed in the chest by her lover. The man (25) has been arrested. On Saturday, a 36-year-old man, employed at a hospital in Lüderitz, was raped by two men on his way home from a bar. It is allegedly that the suspects followed the man and forced him into a toilet building at knifepoint, where they raped him. The suspects are known to the police.

At Kahenge, a 21-year-old man was shot and wounded by a security guard at a nightclub on Saturday. It is alleged that the security guard had an argument with a group of young men at Mahenzere Night Club. He apparently pulled out a shotgun and shot into the group. The victim was admitted to the Rundu state hospital and the suspect was arrested.

At Onamagongani village in the Ohangwena Region, Sergeant Andreas Petrus (53) of the Okankolo police station allegedly shot himself with his service pistol on Saturday.

According to the police Petrus was deployed at a polling station for Friday's elections. He did not return the service pistol issued to him for the event and his body was later found by colleagues who went looking for him.

An industrial accident at the Ohorongo Cement factory at Otavi claimed the life of a worker on Friday. Muthoko Shikongeni (42) was cleaning a conveyor belt when a colleague switched the machine on. Muthoko sustained major injuries and was taken to the Tsumeb private hospital, where he died. A police officer was shot and wounded during a sting operation in Windhoek on Thursday. The operation was aimed at catching suspects who had impersonated police officers and defrauded an 83-year-old man of N$300 000 last year.

The police set up a meeting with the suspects in the Northern Industrial Area on Thursday, but when the suspects were approached they fled, some in a getaway car and another one on foot. The suspect who fled on foot was intercepted and arrested under a bridge in Monte Cristo Road near NamPower. A police officer was shot and wounded in the process. He was rushed to hospital and his condition is stable. The hunt for the other suspects continues.

At Swakopmund, five people were injured at a railway crossing on Friday when a car driver failed to stop and crashed into a train.

According to the police all five occupants of the car were admitted to the Swakopmund state hospital for treatment and are in a stable condition. No damage was caused to the train.


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