Girl dies in shack fire at Rundu

A eight year old girl burned to death at Sikanduko settlement in Rundu on Wednesday evening the police said.

The Namibian Police Crime Investigations Coordinator, D puty Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu told Nampa on Thursday the deceased is alleged to have been playing with a burned candle.

According to Kanyetu the deceased and three other minors were left alone in the shack while their mother went to church.

The deceased was allegedly playing with a burning candle while the other three minors tried to stop her but then the shack suddenly caught fire.

The deceased who has been identified as Kasavi Regina Isoni burned to death and the other three minors sustained serious burned wounds.

All three were admitted to the Rundu State Hospital.

They are between the ages of six and eleven years.

The deceased's next of kin have been informed.

Police investigations continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency