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Pensioner chokes to death

Pensioner chokes to death

Maria David


71-YEAR-OLD Elizabeth Fillemon died after allegedly choking on a piece of meat while having dinner with her family at the Omahenene Village.


The Omusati Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Titus Shikongo said the incident occurred around 22:38 on Saturday.


Shikongo stated that preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased was having dinner with the family when she allegedly took a piece of meat and swallowed it.


“She then started coughing and after few minutes lost consciousness, fell to the floor, and died on the spot,” he said.


Shikongo said the deceased’s body has been transported to Okahao police mortuary for a postmortem to be conducted and to determine the real cause of death.


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