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Oshakati man dies after diving accident

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A 40-year-old resident of Oshakati on Saturday allegedly died after sustaining head injuries when he dived into a swimming pool.Warrant Officer Frieda Shikole-Ashiyana of the Namibian Police Force’s Community Affairs office in the Oshana Region in a cr…

A 40-year-old resident of Oshakati on Saturday allegedly died after sustaining head injuries when he dived into a swimming pool.

Warrant Officer Frieda Shikole-Ashiyana of the Namibian Police Force’s Community Affairs office in the Oshana Region in a crime report issued on Tuesday, said Iipinge Samuel dived into the shallow side of the pool in the Evululuko informal settlement around 19h50.

She said Samuel was taken to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital, where he was declared dead.

“The matter was only reported to the police on Monday,” Shikole-Ashiyana stated, adding that Samuel’s next of kin are aware of his death and an inquest docket has been opened in connection with the matter at the Oshakati Police Station.

Shikole-Ashiyana also reported that an attempted murder case was opened at the Ondangwa Police Station on Monday.

This followed reports of a cuca shop owner allegedly shooting two men after mistaking them for the culprits who broke into his business at Oshitayi village on the outskirts of Ondangwa in the early hours of Monday.

According to the police the victims were running to the bus stop where they are picked up for work when the bar owner, who was following footprints from the housebreaking scene with the police, allegedly fired shots at them.

“They usually leave at 04h00 to catch the bus at Omashaka Mini Market,” Shikole-Ashiyana explained, before adding that the two injured men are not linked to the housebreaking.

The bar owner, who is yet to be charged, used a shotgun to shoot at the two men and injured them in their legs and backs.

The victims, identified as 27-year-old Nason Frans and Paulus Ipinge, 46, were rushed to the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital before being transferred to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.

Shikole-Ashiyana said their condition is reported as stable.

Source: Namibia Press Agency