Man drowns in earth dam at Okalongo

A 25-year-old man reportedly drowned in an earth dam while swimming at Onandjaba settlement in the Okalongo Constituency.

Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the Omusati Region, Deputy Commissioner Moses Simaho confirmed this to Nampa on Tuesday, saying the incident occurred around 17h00 on Monday.

‘It is reported that the deceased was seen by kids who were looking after goats removing his clothes with the intent to swim in the earth dam, and he allegedly drowned,’ Simaho said.

The deceased was identified as Shangelao Mateus.

Simaho indicated that the body is kept at the Etayi Police mortuary, and it will further be transported to Okahao Police mortuary for a post-mortem to be conducted.

Police continue investigating.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency