Boy drowns at Outapi

Boy drowns at Outapi

A nine-year-old boy drowned at a village at Outapi on Saturday, after he apparently fell in a canal whilst collecting water.

The deceased was identified as Edson Tchimua. * Fourteen trial awaiting-prisoners from Outapi are reported as fugitive, after they and two others escaped from the police cells there on Saturday night.Police said the men apparently cut the iron grinds on their cell roof.Two of the sixteen were rearrested on the same day.The remaining men were awaiting trial on such charges as stock theft, robbery, housebreaking and theft, fraud, rape, theft and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.* A 30-year old man from the Uukuuvu village near Okahao drowned in a canal on Sunday, after he allegedly jumped into the water deliberately.No suicide note had been left, police report.* A case of reckless or negligent driving is being investigated at Oshakati, after a 12-year old boy was hit by a car near the Oshakati Dairy.The victim is being treated in the Oshakati State hospital, and no arrest has yet been reported.* Fourteen trial awaiting-prisoners from Outapi are reported as fugitive, after they and two others escaped from the police cells there on Saturday night.Police said the men apparently cut the iron grinds on their cell roof.Two of the sixteen were rearrested on the same day.The remaining men were awaiting trial on such charges as stock theft, robbery, housebreaking and theft, fraud, rape, theft and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.* A 30-year old man from the Uukuuvu village near Okahao drowned in a canal on Sunday, after he allegedly jumped into the water deliberately.No suicide note had been left, police report.* A case of reckless or negligent driving is being investigated at Oshakati, after a 12-year old boy was hit by a car near the Oshakati Dairy.The victim is being treated in the Oshakati State hospital, and no arrest has yet been reported.

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