Boy dies after he was hit by a ball in Omashekediva village

ONGWEDIVA: A seven-year-old boy died on the spot after he was hit by a ball on Friday in the Omashekediva village of the Oshana Region’s Ongwediva Constituency.

The boy, Petrus Nghishikushitya Salom Malangu, was a Grade 2 learner at the Omashekediva Primary School (PS).

Confirming this mysterious death to Nampa today, the boy’s uncle, David Hamundaba, said a 16-year-old boy was taking a penalty kick in a football match, but missed the net and the ball hit Malangu, who was standing beside the goalposts, on the back of his head.

Malangu started crying, saying he was in serious pain and lied down on the ground.

The boy died before he could be taken to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.

Malangu was buried at his home village of Omashekediva today.