WALVIS BAY: The partially decomposed remains of a new-born baby boy was found by three minors here in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa informed Nampa today that the three minors made the shocking discovery whilst walking from the Kuisebmund residential area to Narraville.
Kashuupulwa explained that the minors spotted a black bag in the dunes, and upon opening it, found the corpse of the baby as well as the placenta, which they immediately took to the police station in Narraville.
She said the body was dumped in the dunes, and has been laying there for approximately four days, adding that NamPol has made no arrest yet and is still investigating the matter.
In other news, a fatal vehicle collision occurred on the road between Arandis and Usakos on Saturday evening, claiming the life of one person, while four people sustained injuries.
The injured people were transported to the Usakos State Hospital and are all in a stable condition.
The Windhoek Public Library, which closed its doors early in 2009 for renovations, will officially re-open on Friday.
Khomas Regional Librarian, Hashoongo Hiskia told Nampa on enquiry today that renovations to the library were necessary because since its establishment in 1958, the library has never been renovated.
Renovations included replacing the carpets with ceramic tiles, add air conditioning, increase lighting and creating a public Internet cafe.
Hiskia said the renovated library, situated along Lüderitz Street, now has a new business section, where readers can find the daily newspapers as well as a variety of current magazines and journals.
The library also now has two new audio book centres that can be used by everyone, but specifically for those that are visually impaired, while other sections in the library include a reference section, children’s section and the main section, which hosts a variety of books and printed materials that users can borrow for a specific period of time.