South African national dies in airport toilet

06 February 2019 | Local News

The Namibian police in the Erongo Region are investigating an incident in which a South African national was found dead in a toilet at the Walvis Bay Airport on Sunday.

According to the police's crime investigations coordinator for Erongo, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the man, 70-year-old Mackrill Claude Vernon Hilton, arrived at the Walvis Bay Airport at around 11:20 with Air Namibia from Cape Town, South Africa, with the intention of visiting friends in Walvis Bay.

“It is further alleged that upon his arrival at the airport, he went to the toilet, where he was later found unconscious by airport staff. He was then rushed to the Welwitschia Private Hospital but was declared dead upon arrival,” Iikuyu stated.

No foul play is suspected in the matter and the body was taken to the Walvis Bay police mortuary for a post-mortem to be conducted to determine the cause of his death.

Police investigations in the matter continue.

NAMPA

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