Wild animals cause death of three people

Wild animals cause death of three people

POLICE have reported the deaths of three people after a number of fateful encounters with wild animals between Thursday and Friday.

At Palmfontein near Kamanjab, a 31-year-old woman, Vaepisa Musutua, was trampled by an elephant on Thursday. One man survived the incident, which occurred at around 23h00, unhurt.* At around 0500 on Thursday, 12-year-old Maawi Dorina was bitten by a snake at a village near Opuwo.He died on the way to the hospital.* Five people were involved in a car accident on Friday, after the Toyota Land Cruiser they were travelling in hit a kudu and overturned.The accident happened on Friday between 00h00 and 01h00 about 65 kilometres from Otjiwarongo.One of the passengers died on the scene, while four suffered serious injuries.Police believe the travellers come from Angola.The name of the deceased has been withheld, as his next of kin have not yet been informed.* In other incidents, Police at Okatope have reported two unnatural deaths, the causes of which are still unknown.Fifteen-year-old Thomas Nakale from Onjokwe village was found dead in his bed at around 02h30 on Sunday.At around 08h00 on Sunday, three-month-old Panduleni Matheus was found dead in his bed in Omangundu village.* The Police also reported that last Friday, 25-year-old Junias Jetushila Tumbula drowned at the Von Bach Dam near Okahandja.* At around 09h00 on Thursday, Marius Tulimekuma from Ombalantu was pistol-whipped by an unknown suspect.A criminal case has been opened, and the Police are investigating.One man survived the incident, which occurred at around 23h00, unhurt.* At around 0500 on Thursday, 12-year-old Maawi Dorina was bitten by a snake at a village near Opuwo.He died on the way to the hospital.* Five people were involved in a car accident on Friday, after the Toyota Land Cruiser they were travelling in hit a kudu and overturned.The accident happened on Friday between 00h00 and 01h00 about 65 kilometres from Otjiwarongo.One of the passengers died on the scene, while four suffered serious injuries.Police believe the travellers come from Angola.The name of the deceased has been withheld, as his next of kin have not yet been informed.* In other incidents, Police at Okatope have reported two unnatural deaths, the causes of which are still unknown.Fifteen-year-old Thomas Nakale from Onjokwe village was found dead in his bed at around 02h30 on Sunday.At around 08h00 on Sunday, three-month-old Panduleni Matheus was found dead in his bed in Omangundu village.* The Police also reported that last Friday, 25-year-old Junias Jetushila Tumbula drowned at the Von Bach Dam near Okahandja.* At around 09h00 on Thursday, Marius Tulimekuma from Ombalantu was pistol-whipped by an unknown suspect.A criminal case has been opened, and the Police are investigating.

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