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Tragedy strikes in Rehoboth

Tragedy strikes in Rehoboth

Niël Terblanché


THE community of Rehoboth has been rocked by the drowning of a ten-year-old boy in a waterhole formed by recent heavy rains late on Sunday afternoon.


According to member of the community, the boy and some of his friends went swimming in the donga in the area of the Bahnhoff train station on the outskirts of Rehoboth.


Tragedy Rehoboth community drowning waterhole heavy rains Sunday
TRAGIC SCENE: The deep donga where a young boy from Rehoboth drowned late on Sunday afternoon. Shocked residents gathered at the scene while members of the Namibian Police removed the body.


Friends of the deceased child ran to get help from nearby houses after he disappeared under the water.


When the boy’s body was retrieved from the muddy water, it was too late to revive him and emergency personnel declared him dead on the scene.


The name of the boy has not been made public yet.


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