Woman collapses and dies while cooking

WINDHOEK: Several cases of unnatural deaths were reported to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) since last week Thursday, according to a weekend crime bulletin issued on Monday.

NamPol Inspector Slogan Matheus said the first case occurred on 30 April, when a 32-year-old woman in the in the Okalongo Constituency in the Omusati Region collapsed and died while preparing food in her house. The Angolan national was identified as Taimi Ndinelao Bonfasiu. Her next of kin were informed of her death and police investigations into the matter continue.

In another inquest case currently under investigation by NamPol, a two-year-old boy, identified as Joshua Valombola, died after he ate a serving of cassava, a root vegetable also known as tapioca and manioc. The incident took place at the Onamishu Ya Kawoonde village close to Omuthiya in the Oshikoto Region.

And in the Otjozondjupa Region, a 16-year-old girl, identified as Rosaline Gaeses, died at the Grootfontein State Hospital after she allegedly drank an unknown substance. She was found on the farm Rouxvelle from where she was transported to Grootfontein and declared dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Police investigations into the matters continue.