A 29-year-old woman was pronounced dead after she was swept away by the heavy waves of a river in which she and her boyfriend were crossing to go home. The incident happened at Trans Kalahari border post around 20h30.
According to Nampol, the deceased, Lynn Tsuos and her boyfriend, aged 50 who is employed as an Inspector in the Namibian police left his workplace together and went to the location. On their way home by foot, they came across a river that was flowing heavily and they attempted to cross it.
“The flowing water swept the two away and the police was informed about the incident by some boys who were walking behind the two. A search ensued and the male victim was found holding onto a branch of a tree in the water. His condition is okay. The female victim was found stuck in another tree but was declared dead by the nurse on the scene,” Nampol Spokesperson Chief Inspector Elifas Kuwinga said.
The deceased next of kin have been informed and an autopsy will be carried out to determine the exact cause of death.
Meanwhile, three suicide incidents were reported over the weekend, with the youngest being a ten year old at Opuwo. It is reported that the boy hanged himself with a shoelace on a tree. He was earlier on sent by his step-mother to go fetch water but he refused and left the house.
In Walvis Bay, a 29 year old South African man was discovered hanging from a balcony of a flat, by a Veterinarian, whose practice is infront of the deceased flat. The Vet, according to the police went to check on a dog she had operated on earlier before she made the gruesome discovery. No foul play is suspected.
A 40 year old man hanged himself with an electric cable in his room at Outapi. The incident reportedly occurred last Friday. No suicide note was left.