Namibian Police investigating two separate incidents involving deaths of babies

WINDHOEK: The Namibian Police are investigating two separate incidents involving the deaths of babies over the weekend.

Inspector Pendukeni Haikali of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s public relations division said at the weekly crime briefing here on Sunday in the first case, an eight-month-old baby boy died after the hut he and a three year old toddler were sleeping in caught fire.

The incident occurred at around 07h00 on Sunday at Ondeka village in the Omusati Region’s Ogongo Constituency.

Haikali said the three-year-old girl escaped the blaze unhurt. The cause of the fire is unknown.

In a separate incident at Omutse village, a three-month old baby died at around 04h00 on Saturday.

The baby was asleep in the same room as his mother. When she woke up, she discovered that the baby had passed on. The cause of his death is unknown and police investigations in both cases continue.