20 November 2012

Namibia: Lightning Kills Four People

Rundu — A bolt of lightning killed a mother and two of her children at Mukekete village in the Kahenge Constituency outside Rundu on Saturday evening.

The mother and her two children were in their hut when the lightning struck them. The deceased have been identified as Emily Mbere (40) and her two children, Christine Murongo (4) and Simon Hausiku (2).

In a similar incident, 67-year-old Johannes Mbwanga from the Mile 10 village near Rundu died after he was also struck by lightning in his house on Friday afternoon. Mbwanga's next of kin have been informed.

Meanwhile, police in the region are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a French tourist killed a pedestrian along the Divundu-Rundu Highway. Francis Lahoque Marceu was driving from Divundu to Rundu when the incident occurred before midday on Sunday.

Thifafane Makamba (55) died on the spot after the vehicle bumped her.

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