THE 14-year-old Josef Josef, died tragically after he was run through by the sharp tip of one of his arrows when he fell while running in the bushes near his home.
Oshikoto Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Armas Shivute, confirmed the fatal accident and said it occurred at around 18:00 on Tuesday evening at the Ethindi Village near Onayena.
“It is alleged that the deceased stabbed himself with one of his arrows when he fell. The sharp arrow passed through the left side of his abdomen. Despite being seriously injured the boy managed to reach home where he told his mother what happened,” he said.
He said that the mother ran to nearby homesteads to summon help from the neighbours. He said the young boy, who was bleeding profusely, unfortunately, passed away while his mother was still running around.
Commissioner Shivute noted that the deceased body was taken to Onandjokwe Hospital where he was declared dead.
His body will be transported to the police mortuary at Omuthiya where a post mortem examination will be performed to determine the actual cause of the tragic death.
According to Commissioner Shivute no foul play is suspected at this time.