A TODDLER, identified as the three-year-old Shithigona Junias Kuume, who was playing with two other children, drowned in a well after falling into the deep hole on Monday.
Confirming the incident Omusati Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Titus Shikongo, said the tragedy occurred around 13:15 at Onaniki village in Otamanzi constituency of Omusati Region.
“It is alleged that the three-year-old boy together with two other minor children, aged three and four respectively were playing close to the water well not far away from their homestead,” said Shikongo.
Shikongo said that the deceased was reportedly trying to drink from the well by laying on the lip of the hole in the ground while reaching down to the water. It is believed the toddler slipped and fell into water where he drowned shortly afterwards.
According to Commissioner Shikongo the matter is currently under investigation.