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Man dies from snake bite

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A 25-year-old man died on Thursday at Matjwa village in the Kavango East Region after he was bitten by a snake in the forest.

The Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator in the region, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu told Nampa…


A 25-year-old man died on Thursday at Matjwa village in the Kavango East Region after he was bitten by a snake in the forest.

The Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator in the region, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu told Nampa on Friday that the incident happened at around 08h00.

It is alleged that the deceased who has been identified as Tjingereshu Tjitumbo went alone in the forest to go cut poles for his house when a snake bit him.

He reportedly ran to his uncle’s house screaming out for help, but the uncle was not home.

The people in the village then called the State ambulance from Rundu, however on the ambulance arrival, the deceased was declared dead at the scene by the nurse.

His next of kin have been informed and police investigations into the matter continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA)