Charcoal worker dies after falling off moving truck

A 28-year-old charcoal worker died instantly on Tuesday morning after he allegedly fell from a moving truck and it ran over him while being driven by a 53-year-old male driver.

Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha on Wednesday confirmed the incident in an interview with Nampa, saying the incident occurred at Farm Bergershof in the Otavi District.

The incident occurred at about 11h00 on Tuesday morning, while the deceased and the truck driver were both at work on the farm, Mbeha said.

Mbeha added that the deceased's next of kin are yet to be informed about the incident.

A case of culpable homicide against the driver has been opened at the Otavi Police Station in connection with the matter.

Police investigations continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency