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Young man trapped in shack burns to death

Young man trapped in shack burns to death

Niël Terblanché

THE 27-year-old Steven Adams man died in the early hours of Sunday morning after he was trapped in a burning shack in the Freedom Square informal settlement Gobabis.
Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi of the Namibian Police’s Public Relations Division, said that the incident occurred at about 03:00 on Sunday morning.
“Neighbors heard the deceased person, who stays alone in the shack screaming inside while the shack was burning. The neighbours told police that they attempted to rescue the man trapped inside but could not do so because the structure was locked from the inside with a padlock and chain.
According to the incident report the deceased person’s badly burned body was found near the door of the shack after the fire was eventually extinguished.
The actual cause of the fire is still to be determined through an investigation.

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