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Teenager allegedly struck by lightning at Mahenzere village

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A 14-year-old boy died instantly after he was allegedly struck by lightning on Sunday at Mahenzere village in the Kavango West region.A weekend crime report of the Namibian Police Force availed here on Monday indicated that the incident happened at aro…

A 14-year-old boy died instantly after he was allegedly struck by lightning on Sunday at Mahenzere village in the Kavango West region.

A weekend crime report of the Namibian Police Force availed here on Monday indicated that the incident happened at around 16h45 while the boy was allegedly looking after cattle in the veld.

He was identified as Johannes Mangundu and his next of kin have been informed.

In another matter, a 31-year-old man was arrested during a police search on Friday at Ntara village also in the Kavango West region, for allegedly being in possession of cannabis.

The suspect was arrested at around 19h35 after he was allegedly found in possession of 647 grams of cannabis valued at N.dollars 6470.50 and is expected to appear in the Kahenge Periodical Court on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, an 18-year-old man died on the spot on Sunday when a sedan he was travelling in was allegedly bumped from behind at Tjeye village in the Kavango East region.

“It is alleged that the driver of a Toyota Hilux was travelling from the eastern to the western direction and collided with a silver Toyota sedan that was travelling in the same direction,” said the report.

The deceased has been identified as Peter Kambonde Muronga and his next of kin have been informed.

No arrest has been made yet.

In a separate matter, two men were arrested on Sunday at Omega one village in the Kavango East region for allegedly being in possession of a pangolin skin.

The duo aged 59 and 57, were allegedly found in possession of the controlled wildlife product, whose value is yet to be determined at around 19h00.

They are expected to appear in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate's court on Tuesday.

Police investigations in all matters continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency