Boy drowned in a water pool due to heavy rain

ONGWEDIVA: A 10-year-old boy drowned in a water pool at the Omatelekelo village in the Ogongo Constituency of the Omusati Region around 17h30 last Friday.

This followed the good rains received in the region over the past few days.

Confirming the incident to Nampa yesterday, Warrant Officer LineekelaShikongo of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations’ Unit in the Omusati Region said the deceased was swimming with two other boys of similar age in the water pool in question.

The water pool is located in the fields at that village.

Shikongo identified the deceased as Immanuel Nandiinotya from the Omatelekelo village.

His next of kin were informed, while police investigations into the matter continue.