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.



ELLANIE SMIT

Similar News

 

Man charged with girlfriend's panga murder

20 hours ago | Crime

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATIA 36-year-old woman died after she was hacked with a panga at her mother's homestead at Ouhwaala village in the Omusati Region on Sunday.Her...

Fishrot whistleblower rubbishes Samherji's loss-making claims

20 hours ago | Crime

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKWhistleblower Johannes Stefansson, who formerly headed Icelandic seafood giant Samherji’s Namibian business interests, has cast doubt on claims by his former employer that its...

Python skins seized

20 hours ago | Crime

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKSix suspects were arrested in connection with wildlife crimes and three new cases were opened recently, while seized products included python, leopard and pangolin...

Police pounce on drugs

1 day - 11 August 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKSeveral people were arrested for drug-related crimes over the weekend.At Rupara village in the Kavango West Region, a 29-year-old man was arrested on Friday...

Tears still flow for Frieda

2 days ago - 10 August 2020 | Police And Crime

JANA-MARI SMITH WINDHOEKSix years after unarmed protestor Frieda Ndatipo was killed during a clash between struggle kids and the police at the...

‘Prophet’ to appear for N$800k fraud, theft

2 days ago - 10 August 2020 | Crime

Leandrea Louw WALVIS BAYA self-proclaimed prophet from the Internal Glory Ministry church is set to appear in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s...

Girl lured into ‘sex attack’ with fake modelling job

5 days ago - 07 August 2020 | Crime

Adolf Kaure SWAKOPMUNDA Swakopmund pensioner has been denied bail by the local magistrate’s court after he lured an 18-year-old girl to his house under the...

Border bribery syndicate exposed

5 days ago - 07 August 2020 | Crime

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEK Namibian authorities have widened their investigation into the case of Immanuel David, who allegedly paid bribes to various individuals so...

Pangolin traffickers nabbed

5 days ago - 07 August 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKIn the first cooperation between US law enforcement and the Namibian police, four suspected pangolin traffickers were recently arrested in Namibia.According to a statement...

River-crossing fugitive in custody

6 days ago - 06 August 2020 | Crime

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKImmanuel David, a Namibian-born South African passport holder who entered the country illegally by crossing the Orange River in a canoe in June, has...

Latest News

Samcee brings ‘Divine Comfort’

9 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] and gospel musician Samson ‘Samcee’ Chivi (21) recently released his third album, Divine Comfort.Born in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, Samcee came to Namibia with...

Nam haemorrhaging jobs

20 hours ago | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – The impact of Covid-19 and the ongoing recession claimed 5 748 jobs in the three months to the end of June.This is...

Man charged with girlfriend's panga...

20 hours ago | Crime

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATIA 36-year-old woman died after she was hacked with a panga at her mother's homestead at Ouhwaala village in the Omusati Region on Sunday.Her...

Covid hits Cabinet, Swapo

20 hours ago | Government

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKYesterday's routine cabinet meeting was held virtually after a senior official in that arm of government allegedly tested for Covid-19, while the ruling party...

Fishrot whistleblower rubbishes Samherji's loss-making...

20 hours ago | Crime

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKWhistleblower Johannes Stefansson, who formerly headed Icelandic seafood giant Samherji’s Namibian business interests, has cast doubt on claims by his former employer that its...

Land surveying starts at Okahandja

20 hours ago | Economics

The ministry of urban and rural development has started the land surveying process at Ekunde Extension 5 in Okahandja in efforts to speed up land...

Africa Briefs

20 hours ago | Economics

Egyptians vote for newly created senatePolls opened in Egypt yesterday for a two-day election to choose members of a newly created second chamber of parliament,...

Pads restore dignity at Ncamagoro

20 hours ago | Social Issues

KENYA KAMBOWENCAMAGOROAbout 40 women and girls at Ncamagoro village in Kavango West received free sanitary pads on Monday, donated by anonymous benefactors from the Namibia...

Youth at the periphery of...

20 hours ago | Opinion

With this year's regional and local authority elections a mere two months away, young people are again being elbowed to the edge.In political parties, strategies...

Load More