WINDHOEK: A 37-year-old man lost his life on Sunday afternoon when he was crushed to death by a machine at the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco)’s Okapuka feedlot on the northern outskirts of Windhoek.
Khomas Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Festus Shilongo told Nampa at a media briefing here on Monday afternoon that the man died on the spot.
According to Shilongo, the accident took place when a colleague of the man unknowingly switched on a machine at the feedlot while the deceased person was busy cleaning the machine, causing his head to be crushed.
The man’s identity could not be revealed as the police were yet to inform his relatives about his death.
The accident took place at about 12h30 on Sunday.
On Saturday, two people died on the B1 road between Windhoek and Rehoboth when the vehicle they were traveling in overturned some 30 kilometres outside the capital on the way to Rehoboth.
The two deceased persons have been identified as Johannes Jeffrey Rooi and Arnoldus Swartbooi.
The ages of the deceased persons are yet to be confirmed, said Shilongo.
A female passenger who survived the accident is now receiving medical attention at the Katutura State Hospital. She is reported to be in a stable condition.
Also on Saturday, Khomasdal resident Mika Shilongo Iitengula, 22, ended his life at around 08h30 by hanging himself with a rope at his parents’ house.
He allegedly committed suicide shortly after his parents questioned him about their vehicle which he had allegedly crashed the previous night.
A suicide was also reported at Rehoboth, where 25-year-old Rehoboth resident Lesley Van Rensburg ended his life on Sunday shortly after he had a heated argument with his girlfriend.
He hanged himself with a rope in a neighbour’s garage after he had apparently asked the neighbours for a place to sleep following the argument.
At Groot Aub, the police reported that a 16-year-old boy committed suicide by hanging himself in his room shortly after he quarreled with his parents.