Teenager allegedly drowns at Okafitu kaShipopyeni

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OSHAKATI: A 16-year-old boy, identified as Kamati Paulus, allegedly drowned in a pond at Okafitu kaShipopyeni village in the Omusati Region. The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Crime Investigation Coordinator for the region, Moses Simaho, confirmed this to Nampa on Monday, saying that the incident occurred at around 22h28 on Sunday. 'The deceased allegedly notified his siblings that he is going to take a bath at the water pond at around the afternoon hours. However, the parents noticed that the deceased did not return home until the evening hours and this prompted the family to search for him at the pond,' he said. He added that they later found the deceased's trouser, backpack and sandals near the pond with visible footprint heading into the water. Simaho indicated that after searching in the water, the deceased's body was found. No foul play is suspected and the body is kept at Outapi State Hospital's Mortuary and will be transported to Okahao Police mortuary for a post-mortem. Police investigation i nto the matter continues. Source: The Namibia Press Agency