THE 13-year-old Tresia Nghilukilwa drowned while swimming in floodwater in the Omuramba Owambo.
The tragedy occurred at the bridge over the B1 Road about one kilometre from the Oshivelo police checkpoint.
Oshikoto Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Armas Shivute said the incident occurred around 17H00 on Friday.
Shivute stated that the deceased, who was a Grade 8 learner at Uukumwe Combined School, was swimming with other three people under the bridge at the time of the incident.
“Divers from Omuthiya were summoned to search for the body and they managed to retrieve the ceased person from the water,” he said.
Shivute noted that the deceased person’s body was taken to Omuthiya police mortuary for the purpose of an autopsy and that the police investigations into the matter will continue.