27 February 2013

Namibia: Boy Killed While Trying to Retrieve Toy

Rundu — A nine-year-old boy died on Sunday, attempting to recover a toy he left on the road at Korokoko, a village situated between Rundu and Divundu.

Although Muhembo Likoro did not die on the spot, he succumbed to his injuries while being transferred from Nyangana District Hospital to the Rundu State Hospital.

It is alleged that the boy and two other children were playing on the Trans-Caprivi Highway when the incident occurred. The three left the road as the vehicle approached, but Likoro decided to run back to collect a toy that he had forgotten in the road.

Police information indicated that the driver could not avoid hitting the boy, since there was another vehicle approaching from the opposite direction. The driver of the Toyota station wagon with the registration number N3487KM was identified as Winnie Mwazi.

The police have since opened a case of culpable homicide. The police's Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton, confirmed the incident.

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