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Attempted abortion claims young woman’s life

Attempted abortion claims young woman’s life

Niël Terblanché


A YOUNG woman from Walvis Bay bled to death after she attempted to terminate her pregnancy by herself.


According to the incident report provided by the Namibian Police in the Erongo Region, the tragic incident occurred at a house in Hematiet Street in the Tutaleni suburb of Walvis Bay last Wednesday.


“The 24-year-old woman was found in a pool of her own blood inside a room that she rented at the house,” the report states.


The woman’s next of kin were informed about her death but her name has not been made public.


According to the report, the deceased person is suspected to have attempted to terminate her pregnancy by inserting an unknown object into her body.


The deceased person sustained heavy blood loss which caused her eventual death.


The report also states that the young woman before going to bed the previous complained to other people in the house that she was not feeling well.


According to the report, no physical injuries were observed on the exterior of the deceased person’s body.


The Namibian Police said in the report that no foul play is expected at this stage of the investigation but stated that a post mortem examination will be performed to determine the actual cause of death.


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