THE six-year-old Maria Nekandjo Simon died after a donkey-cart that she was riding in fell on top of her during a freak accident at the Onkaanka village in Otamanzi constituency.
The Omusati Regional Commander, Commissioner Titus Shikongo said the tragic incident occurred on Thursday afternoon at 17:00.
According to Commissioner Shikongo, preliminary investigations revealed that the little girl was riding in a donkey cart on a gravel road while playing with other children. He added that the donkeys suddenly started running out of control causing the cart to eventually crash into a mopane tree next to the road.
“The little girl was thrown out of the cart before it overturned as a result of the impact against the tree. The cart fell on top of the child and she died on the scene of the incident,” he said.
Commissioner Shikongo said that the investigation into the tragic death will continue while a post mortem examination will determine the actual cause of the little girl’s death.