IITAPA: Two villagers died after they suffocated while digging a well at the Okapwalakata cattle-post near Iitapa village over the weekend.
The village is situated in the Omusati Region’s Okahao Constituency.
Villagers Nampa spoke to at Iitapa on Saturday said the two deceased persons had been digging a well when the walls collapsed on the two – Timoteus Iipinge Shiikwa and Joseph Ndeulinawa Abel.
Two other men who were helping with the digging of the well – Oscar Shiikwa, the father of one of the deceased, and Hafeni Natangwe – survived the incident.
The Okahao police were called in to remove the bodies of the deceased from the well, while the survivors were rushed to the hospital at Okahao, some 23 kilometres away.